Two FBI Agents Shot Serving Arrest Warrant near Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS CHICAGO) — Two FBI agents were shot Tuesday morning while serving an arrest warrant in far south suburban Park Forest, and the suspect they were after was later found dead.
The operation began around 6:30 a.m., as an FBI SWAT team descended on a home on Rich Court to execute an arrest warrant.
When it was over, two FBI agents had been shot, and the suspect had been killed.
“During the arrest, two FBI agents suffered non life threatening gunshot wounds. The suspect was later found in the residence deceased,” FBI spokesman Garrett Croon said.
The sound of gunfire startled neighbors in a quiet corner of Park Forest, lined with ranch homes and tidy lawns. Armored vehicles and heavily armed personnel dressed in fatigues swarmed the area as neighbors looked on.
“I seen a lot of cop cars, and tanks, and the FBI came; everything. And then they started shooting tear gas into his home, trying to get him to come out, I guess,” Scott Smith said. “I heard them pumping it into his house. It was like BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. It was like five different times they pumped it into his house.”
Neighbors said they had seen the suspect walking his dog in the area before, but did not know him. They said he seemed friendly, but the FBI said they only send SWAT teams after the worst of the worst.
One of the agents who was shot was treated and released at Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields. Information on the other agent was not available Tuesday morning.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been released