Friday, February 17, 2012

Shootout Between ICE Agents Over Dispute Inside Federal Building Ends With One Dead

FBI confirmed, three ICE agents involved in shooting resulted with one dead inside federal office housing ICE.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 17, 2012

Long Beach, CA - On Thursday, police responded to a shooting at the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building, 501 W. Ocean Blvd. around 5:30 p.m. and found two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations division agents shot inside the ICE offices. An agent supervisor, Ezequiel Garcia, 45, got into a dispute over job performance evaluation with Kevin Kozak, 51, who is an upper level supervisor. Garcia took out his weapon and fired six times at Kozak, striking him in the upper torso, hand and legs. Then, a third supervisor agent Perry Woo shot at Garcia. Garcia was fatally wounded and died at the scene, according to the FBI.
ICE later confirmed that it was a workplace shooting incident ending with one dead and another agent shot. Agent Kozak is expected to survive.
Woo was put in administrative leave pending the outcome of the case. ICE is conducting an internal investigation and the FBI, including the Long Beach police are also doing their own investigations as well.

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