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Child porn suspect blasts holes through door at FBI agents serving warrant; 2 agents killed

Two agents — Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36 — were killed

FBI agents serving a routine search warrant early Tuesday morning were essentially ambushed by David Lee Huber, the 55-year-old subject of the warrant, who opened fire when the agents arrived, CBS Miami reports.

Two agents — Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36 — were killed, and three others were wounded. CBS Miami said that Schwartzenberger was killed instantly, but Alfin, hit multiple times, returned fire.

Huber was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his Sunrise, Florida, apartment, two hours after the incident began.

The warrant was issued in a case involving child pornography and “violent crimes against children.” Huber was suspected of possessing graphic images of children, the Miami Herald reported, and the warrant came about when agents matched a computer IP address with Huber’s address.

Agents believe Huber saw the agents approaching via a doorbell camera, as CrimeOnline reported. He opened fire on the agents with a high-powered, assault-style rifle, shooting through the door.

“There are several huge holes in the door going outward,” a law enforcement official told the Herald.

Law enforcement sources said Huber barricaded himself in the apartment after shooting the agents. He was wounded during the shootout, they said, and had multiple guns in his apartment.

Two of the three wounded agents were hospitalized in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds; the third was treated on scene.

Alfin, from New York, joined the FBI in Albany in 2009 and moved to the Miami field office in 2017. He is survived by a wife and child. Schwartzenberger, originally from Colorado, joined the FBI in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2005. She moved to Miami in 2010. She is survived by a husband and two children.

“Dan and Laura left home this morning to carry out the mission they signed up for and loved to do: to keep the American people safe,” Miami Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro said. “They were valuable members of the FBI and will forever be heroes.”

CBS Miami said Huber had no major criminal record. NBC Miami reported that he had worked in computers for decades. He was married for 15 years, divorcing in 2016, and was born in Louisiana.

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[Featured image: Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger/FBI]