Customs Agent Shot Dead as He Opens Fire on Supervisor

Supervisor seriously injured in Long Beach shootout
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2012 1:21 AM CST
Updated Feb 17, 2012 4:00 AM CST

(Newser) – A California immigration official opened fire on his supervisor in a Long Beach federal building, and was shot dead in turn by a fellow agent, sources have told the Los Angeles Times. The supervisor was seriously injured but was in stable condition last night, according to officials. The cause of the confrontation wasn't immediately revealed. The shootings at the offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency—the main enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security—triggered a massive response from local cops and the FBI. (Read more Immigration and Customs Enforcement stories.)

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