Federal Bureau Investigation agents Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, and Daniel Alfin, 36, were supposed to serve a search warrant to David Lee Huber, 55, in Sunrise, Broward County, Florida, United States on February 2, 2021. Huber was a child pornography suspect.
Huber lived alone at the Water Terrace Apartments in Sunrise. He monitored Schwartzenberger and Alfin through a doorbell camera when the FBI agents went to his apartment to serve the search warrant.
At around 6:00 a.m. that day, Huber opened fire with an assault-style rifle, sources told the New York Post. He fatally shot Schwartzenberger and Alfin and wounded three other FBI agents.
One of the wounded agents did not require hospitalization. The two others, who were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, are now in stable condition.
“FBI Miami conducts search warrants almost daily,” FBI special agent in charge George Piro told Miami Herald. “They are an essential and important part of what we do and we thoroughly research and meticulously plan for any threats or dangers. The vast majority of these warrants occur without incident.”
After firing on Schwartzenberger and Alfin, Huber barricaded himself in his apartment. The suspect reportedly committed suicide by gunshot later that day.
According to court records and an online resume reviewed by NBC 6, Huber was a systems analyst. In 1994, he obtained a commercial pilot’s license, according to Federal Aviation Administration, which authorized him to fly both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.
Huber and his then wife started a computer troubleshooting company in 2004 and acquired a house in Pembroke Pines, Broward County in 2005. They separated in 2009 and divorced in 2016.