Federal agents on financial probe were involved in deadly shooting in Coral Gables

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Federal agents shot and killed a person who brandished a weapon on Friday in Coral Gables, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Officer Kelly Denham, a spokeswoman for the Coral Gables Police Department, said the shooting happened near the intersection of Mantua Avenue and Alahambra Circle.

Special Agent in Charge Anthony Salisbury, of ICE Homeland Security Investigations Miami, said the agents were part of a large scale financial investigation.

ICE HSI agents were involved in a fatal shooting on Friday in Coral Gables. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

A woman who lives in the area said she first heard a “commotion” and shouting, and as she walked out to investigate she heard five to six shots. Salisbury said there were ICE HSI agents who suffered non-life-threatening injuries and law enforcement recovered the person’s weapon.

Inside the crime scene tape, there were two silver vehicles: A Chrysler minivan with bullet holes and a pickup truck. Officers placed a yellow tarp to cover the body inside the minivan. The driver’s side window was shattered and there was glass on the ground and on the driver’s seat.

Denham also said the Coral Gables Police Department turned over the crime scene to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers were also part of the investigation. Coral Gables police officers warned drivers to avoid the area of South Alhambra Circle and Blue Road.

This is a developing story.

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Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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