At least two FBI agents were shot and killed and three others were injured while serving a search warrant early Tuesday morning in a Sunrise neighborhood, setting off a massive police response and lockdown.
FBI officials said the agents were executing a federal court-ordered search warrant related to a violent crimes against children case at an apartment complex when they were shot at.
Two of the wounded agents were taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The condition of the third wounded agent wasn’t released.
There was also a large law enforcement presence at Broward Health Medical Center, where the injured agents were taken. At one point officers were seen saluting a body that was draped in an American flag and was placed in an ambulance outside the hospital.
Officials said the suspect involved in the investigation was also dead. One source told NBC 6 the suspect reportedly took his own life.
The names of the agents involved and the suspect haven’t been released.
“In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division. The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” the FBI said in a statement.
Sunrise Fire Rescue officials confirmed the shooting took place near 10100 Reflections Boulevard West after 6 a.m.
Footage showed officers and agents with several law enforcement agencies at the scene, including multiple SWAT teams and vehicles, fire rescue vehicles and medical examiners.
Police remained at the scene Tuesday morning amid reports that a person involved remained inside the home. A portion of Nob Hill Road has been closed as a result.
The area surrounding the scene is safe but residents are being told to remain inside their homes, police said.