ICE agent shot and killed in Carson
A federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed Wednesday night by a single shot fired into his Carson home from the outside, officials said.
The agent, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 19300 block of Broadacres Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A motive for the shooting was not known. KTLA reported that the agent's son was home with him at the time.
ICE agents and homicide investigators were at the home Thursday morning.
"I am deeply saddened to report that one of our ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents died tragically at his home in the Los Angeles area overnight," ICE Director John Morton said in a statement.
"This is a difficult time for the family and loved ones of the agent, and for everyone at ICE," he said. "Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers."
It was the second fatal shooting of an ICE agent this year.
In February, a confrontation between agents at the Glenn M. Anderson Building in Long Beach erupted in gunfire that left one agent dead and another seriously injured.
Authorities said Ezequiel Garcia, 45, who supervised a document and benefit fraud task force, wounded Deputy Special Agent in Charge Kevin Kozak, 51, in his upper torso, legs and hands before being shot and killed himself by a supervisor.
-- Kim Christensen and KTLA
Photo: Authorities confer at the scene where an ICE agent was fatally shot in Carson on Wednesday night. Credit: KTLA