Federal agents wounded in Phoenix shootout

Posted at 8:13 AM, Apr 12, 2019

PHOENIX (KPNX) – Four Homeland Security Investigations agents were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with two suspects connected to a human smuggling investigation in Phoenix, Arizona Thursday morning, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

All four HSI agents involved were taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening medical evaluation according to ICE.

The Phoenix Police Department, who is leading the investigation into the shootout, said there were five people in the suspect vehicle and that one of them, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to information provided by police to the staff of Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, the federal agents force-stopped the suspect vehicle and the suspect in the front passenger seat opened fire with an assault rifle.

Two agents were hit by gunfire, the police department told DiCiccio’s staff.

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