ICE Agent Turns Gun On Supervisor At Long Beach Federal Building

LONG BEACH (CBS) — A workplace encounter turned deadly when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent turned a gun on his boss after he threatened disciplinary action at the Long Beach Federal Building Thursday evening.

Police officers were seen arriving at 5:50 p.m. Thursday to a report of shots fired on the 7th floor of the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building.

Emergency dispatchers initially reported that one person was shot behind closed doors. They later reported that an ICE agent fired upon another agent in the stomach.

The victim was transported to St. Mary Medical Center and was listed in stable condition, ICE reported.

The agent sustained multiple wounds to multiple parts of his body, according to Trauma Director James Murray. He did not detail where he was shot. The victim’s vital signs were “good for now”, said Murray, adding that he had ongoing bleeding but that it wasn’t a cause for concern. As of 10:30 p.m. the agent was still in surgery.

During a press conference held by the FBI and ICE, officials said the incident began when an ICE supervisor called in an agent to discuss disciplinary action. The agent responded by shooting his superior. Another employee intervened and shot the gunman, who died at the scene.

Authorities have not disclosed who shot the gunman.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the following statement Thursday night:

“At approximately 5:30 (Pacific) this afternoon, two agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) were shot inside the agency’s offices at the federal building in Long Beach. One of the agents died at the scene. The second agent was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The names of the agents are not being released pending notification of the next of kin. The shooting is being investigated by HSI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, the Long Beach Police Department and the FBI.”

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  1. wobbles says:

    background fail or love triangle? Sad day for them either way it ends up.

    1. Arthra says:

      These guys are cowboys… It’s back to the wild West … High Noon high jinx..or down town Baghdad. If they can’t keep their “playthings” secure..outlaw firearms and seize the weapons.

      1. L3g10n says:

        Idiot

  2. BIG JOHN says:

    wow you never think that something like this could happen with the feds, but it just shows they are human too. firemen & feds are the two you just always think of as good guys that try to keep the rest straight, now we do not even have any of them anymore, so sad

    1. Andrew says:

      This trust of “the feds” is indicative of the attitude that allows this sort of crime to occur.

    2. Arthur Kinney says:

      fed’s as good guys? you need to pull your head out of the sand

      1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

        If you could only tell the difference between your head and your a@@ that might make sense.

      2. GROWAPAIR says:

        FidelityBraveryIntegrity

        You’re a puS$y dumbf**k who needs to pull your daddy’s balls out of your aS$.

      3. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

        Speak when spoken to Grow a biotch.

      4. mike says:

        FidelityBraveryIntegrity

        I can’t even get a job.That’s because that aS$hole lawyer Robert Hale from Hale and Nguyen in Brea couldn’t help me with my case. Now I’m a bitter aS$puck that has a beef with law enforcement and everybody on the internet. I used multiple screen names like [GROW..APAIR], [wg//af], [up//yours], [Mike in San Diego], [Mike in Upland], [1stman] and [kma] so no one can track me down. I challenge people to meet me in front of the Fullerton P.D. station for my protection.

        I’ll use your screen name next, puS$y

      5. wilbur8p says:

        there is trust? hahahahahaha

    3. KP says:

      Why would you think that they would be any better than any other human being? Are you really that naive?

  3. Alpha Kenny Juan says:

    I’m going to guess that he was a combat veteran of the Afghanistan War (or possibly Iraq).

  4. Rahfee Zahkee says:

    I blame snoop dogg

    1. DPG says:

      Why it was not even close to 21st! lol

  5. Mandy says:

    In actuality, just being a cop, firefighter, or Federal agent is a high-pressure situation. They can snap like anyone else, and they put up with more than anyone else. He didn’t have to be a vet.

  6. Amy says:

    LOL…if its not TSA its ICE being unprofessional. Both are part of the “Department of Homeland Security”. Two of the biggest looser agencies ever created.

    1. Smart Amy says:

      … and you my friend are one of the ‘loser’ Amy’s ever created.

      1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

        LMAO

  7. Hardmoney says:

    There is very fine line between Good and Bad. There are a number of people in law enforcement who would have been criminals if they had not been accepted into law enforcement.

    1. Cougo says:

      There is no “fine line” between good and bad. Either you get it or you don’t.
      You either understand that it is WRONG to damage or kill someone needlessly or you don’t. This guy was a nut. That’s all you can take away from this situation.

      1. John says:

        All Cops are NUTS. Anyone that will work by going around putting their nose in others business is a bully. It seems to me if the cops had, any morals they would not have ask the people for the right to lie, cheat and be perverse. They say they have to so they can find people that lie, cheat and be perverse. I have no problem spotting 95% of them with a glance and the rest by talking to them for 5 min. so why do they need to be “liars, cheats and be perverse”? They are that way and they found a job that will pay them to do what they like to do and its legal YAHOO!

      2. John says:

        All Cops are NUTS. Anyone that will work by going around putting their nose in others business is a bully. It seems to me if the cops had, any morals they would not have ask the people for the right to lie, cheat and be perverse. They say they have to do this so they can find people that lie, cheat and be perverse. I have no problem spotting 95% of liars, cheats and be perverts with a glance and the rest by talking to them for 5 min. so why do Cops need to be “liars, cheats and be perverse”? They are that way and they found a job that will pay them to do what they like to do and its legal YAHOO!

      3. Republican Empire Falls says:

        John

        You say you have no problem spotting 95% of liars and cheats. You also don’t have a problem spotting your daddy’s balls up your aS$ puS$y dumbf**k.

  8. Mike says:

    I can’t even get a job.That’s because that aS$wipe lawyer Robert Hale from Hale and Nguyen in Brea couldn’t help me with my case. Now I’m a bitter aS$puck that has a beef with law enforcement and everybody on the internet. I used and hijacked multiple screen names like [GROW..APAIR], [wg//af], [up//yours], [Mike in San Diego], [Mike in Upland], [1stman] and [kma] so no one can track me down. I challenge people to meet me in front of the Fullerton P.D. station for my protection.

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      Ummmm…. 10-9?

    2. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      GET A LIFE!!!!!

    3. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      They dont bother protecting crack heads like you!!

  9. John says:

    If the bullies kill each other, we will have a better country, and we thought Cops are god’s gift to humankind. It seems like all the kids that where bullies in high school became cops because they enjoy it so much.

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      Sounds like your mama didnt hug you enough Johnnie….may daddy slapped you one to many times. Go have a melt down else were knucklehead.

  10. Timothy McGarry says:

    Nice, stable characters they’re hiring these days.

  11. Solid Citizen says:

    That ICE agent was one cool customer.

    It seems the action was “Fast and Furious”

    “Going postal” – violent action against a room of unarmed people

    “Getting ICE-ed” – attempted violent action in a roomful of similarly trained and armed counterparts.

    Quo warranto, B.O.?

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      You no speaky the Engrish?

  12. tit suckers! says:

    Too many so called agents in this Country why dont all of you tit suckers go find a real job!!! Fire a pig and hire a teacher!!!

    1. John says:

      LOL, (YAHOO) im with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Another John says:

      And if someone robs you or assaults you the first thing you’ll do is call the police because it’s their job to ENFORCE the LAW. I think you’re missing the part where the shooter was already a bad egg up for disciplinary action. He had to know what he was doing was suicide when doing it in the station like that. I’d bet money he was caught taking bribes or worse from drug cartels. Instead of praising the honest agents for stopping him, you’re painting them all with the same brush.

      Disgraceful.

  13. dmill says:

    Maybe his supervisor was boinking his wife or gf.. Or maybe he kept getting passed over because he doesnt have the right daddy in the right place for him to get promoted… I know this all too well at the federal prison have the right family member and move up/

  14. Jack Jason says:

    You jsut never know now days what might drive someone to go all “Postal” on ya, its scary.
    http://www.anon-dot.tk

  15. al says:

    This goes to show HOW VERY STUPID! These “Ice” agents are! Idiots!
    If they can’t resolve internal issues with reason and peace WHY DO WE TRUST them to do their job right when on the streets! They probably do beat up on immigrants and tourists alike. Damn Shame!

    AL

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      It was one person you moron. Not the entire dept!!!!!

  16. FamousButiIncompetent says:

    It must be a frustrating job is all I can think. These are probably (legacy) INS Agents from an era when immigration law was actually enforced. Sad…

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      Far cry from duking it out at the precinct. At least kick each other a@@…no need to shoot.

  17. FamousButiIncompetent says:

    we think alike…exactly

    1. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

      By the way…very funny Mike.

  18. FidelityBraveryIntegrity says:

    In the end…the whole story makes no sense. They had an argument so they started shooting at each other and of course the Agent who started it is now dead.

  19. openMind says:

    Smells like a coverup to me…

  20. Ronald says:

    Mr. Baldwin…I believe you did the right…Rest well in your retirement…

  21. JimmyTompkins says:

    So no one is going ask why Kevin was still working after having several EEO and Gender Discrimination suits filed against him? Maybe, because he is a crony of the demoted and disgraced Robert Schoch former top ICE agent in Los Angeles who was accused of using undercover funds to carry on an extra marital affair with second in charge Jennifer Silliman. Maybe, because Kevin was a friend of recently convicted Frank Johnston (ret. Assistant Agent in Charge) who stole approximately $600000.00 of goverment money before retiring. Maybe, Mr. Garcia no longer had enough company secrets to keep him afloat.

  22. Desert Eagle says:

    The Gov’t investigating themselves? I’m curious to see how this pans out!

  23. Junk Bin says:

    The special minority treatment stopped and he was called on the carpet. Reaction, I’ll cap the pig for not treating me special

  24. CyniCAl says:

    This is one way to trim the federal budget.

  25. art says:

    Ironically, the disciplined cop was reprimanded for not working like an illegal alien: long hours, short pay, then getting booted.

  26. Lee says:

    The lesson is guns should not be allowed in performance review sessions. I bet all the agents there will get GREAT performance reviews in the future.

  27. Karen says:

    I am super tired of hearing Mrs. Garcia and Garcia’s friend say that Garcia was defending his life.

    I regret that your loved one decided to shoot his supervisor several times and because of it was shot dead.

    Garcia’s actions were not self defense. That is a simple fact.

    He was getting a performance review and could not handle what was being said. Whether it was correct information or not, it was the review.

    You deal with it or quit. You don’t shoot your supervisor. That is illegal.

    1. wilbur8p says:

      amen, It’s people like this that give the people who want to take our guns away. Remember, this is someone who protects us from the bad guys. I see humanity slipping away. Not much on the god thing, but if there is, we are in trouble

  28. Renaldo says:

    This is what happens when you hire foreigners — or foreign sympathizers — to protect America.

  29. Albert says:

    How could this happen? After all, it’s ILLEGAL to shoot your supervisor?!!

    1. wilbur8p says:

      albert, you are an idiot. Please stop what you are doing and check yourself into a hospital

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