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FBI Identifies Gunman Who Killed FBI Agents Serving Child Porn Warrant

Sunrise, FL – The man accused of murdering two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and wounding three more when they tried to serve a search warrant for child pornography on Tuesday was a local business owner with three children.

Federal officials released more details on Wednesday about what led up to the murder of two FBI special agents and released the identity of the man that killed them, FOX News reported.

The FBI announced on Feb. 3 that 55-year-old David Lee Huber had been the subject of the search warrant.

The incident occurred at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 2 when federal agents attempted to serve a search warrant at Huber’s residence located at 10100 Reflections Boulevard West in Sunrise, WFOR reported.

The Miami Herald reported that the FBI child porn squad tracked down the suspect’s address working with the Internet service provider (ISP) and then matched up the physical address.

Officials said they believed Huber watched the FBI agents approach his apartment on a security camera before he opened fire through a closed door, FOX News reported.

FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger were both fatally shot by the suspect.

Two more FBI agents each suffered multiple gunshot wounds, FOX News reported.

A third agent was wounded but was able to be treated by medics at the scene and did not have to be hospitalized.

Broward sheriff’s deputies, Davie police, Sunrise police, Pembroke Pines police, Miramar police, and Lauderhill Fire Rescue personnel quickly responded to the scene to assist the federal agents, WFOR reported.

Officials have said Huber barricaded himself in his apartment after he murdered the federal agents and then eventually took his own life.

Authorities said Huber had never been arrested, and the only things on his record were traffic tickets and an eviction years earlier in Colorado, the Miami Herald reported.

He had a pilot’s license and was the divorced father of three children.

Huber and his former wife of 16 years owned a company called Computer Troubleshooters that they launched together out of their Pembroke Pines home in 2004, WPLG reported.

They divorced in 2016 and Huber lived alone at the apartment that was the target of the raid.

FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George Piro said at a press conference on Feb. 2 that the federal agents had been serving a “court-ordered federal search warrant for a violent crimes against children investigation” when Huber opened fire, FOX News reported.

“FBI Miami conducts search warrants almost daily,” Agent Piro told reporters. “They are an essential and important part of what we do and are thoroughly researched and meticulously planned to take into account any threats or dangers. The vast majority of these warrants occur without incident and the investigation continues.”

Both of the federal agents who were killed were veteran law enforcement officers who specialized in investigating crimes against children.

Agent Alfin, 36, joined the FBI in 2009 and is credited with having broken a case that led to the rescue of hundreds of children, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Special Agent Alfin led the investigation into the largest child pornography website on the dark web, called Playpen.

The FBI said that about 900 people were arrested all over the world in connection with the Playpen investigation and children were rescued in the United States.

Agent Schwartzenberger, 43, joined the agency in 2005 and was assigned to the FBI’s Miami Field Office Innocent Images National Initiative, which is tasked with tracking down suspects involved in the exploitation of children and “sextortion,” the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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