SUNRISE, Fla. – Police were still guarding the entrance of a gated community in Sunrise on Wednesday evening, more than a day after the execution of a search warrant there turned deadly, with two FBI special agents killed in the line of duty and another three wounded.
The crime scene from that shooting is still active, hours after the suspect was confirmed dead, with sources saying he killed himself.
That suspect has been confirmed to be 55-year-old David Lee Huber. Local 10 News has learned that he was waiting for the agents, watching them through his Ring video doorbell — and opened fire the moment they breached the door.
The agents killed working that child pornography case were Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36, both of whom had spent years fighting crimes against children in South Florida.
The @FBI just released these pictures of the two agents killed in yesterday’s raid. Special Agents Laura Schwartzenberger and Daniel Alfin. @WPLGLocal10 https://t.co/GV9yVqGWxO pic.twitter.com/ATM8gsR1TE— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) February 3, 2021
Two other agents were hospitalized Tuesday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, the FBI said. Both have since been released from the hospital.
A third injured agent was treated at the scene and didn’t require hospitalization.
Sky 10 video showed members of the FBI searching for evidence Wednesday morning at the Water Terrace apartment complex in the vicinity of 10100 Reflections Blvd.
Bullet holes were visible in the window of the apartment.
Agents were executing a search warrant for a child pornography investigation when they came under fire.
“That woke us up at 6 o’clock with the pop, pop, pop,” said Christopher Deiner, who heard the shooting. “And then we got out of bed and came over here and once we opened the door, we heard five more, six more pop, pop, pop sounds.”
Kemiya Blacksheare, who also heard the shooting, said: “I feel sad when I saw, especially, for both of them, but especially for the woman. All she was doing was her job.”
Sky 10 video from Tuesday shows the armored vehicle that broke the gate and a pool of blood on the patio.
Questions are swirling about whether the FBI could have been more prepared as they closed in on the suspect’s home.
The FBI did not have SWAT backup when they initially moved in on the home, but a SWAT team from the Broward Sheriff’s Office was nearby and was able to respond and extract at least one of the injured agents.
The FBI says they are investigating every angle of the shooting to see what went wrong and if there is anything that can be learned.