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Carson federal agent's teenage son arrested in his shooting death

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Police at the scene of a Carson federal agent's shooting Wednesday night.

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Fellow ICE agents gather in the victim's neighborhood to show support for the slain agent.


A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot to death in his Carson home last night, and L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the agent's 14-year-old son on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to the agent's home in the 19000 block of Broadacres Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday night and the agent was declared dead at the scene. Police said this morning that they believed the agent's son made the 911 call, and the two were the only people in the home at the time.

The approximately 40-year-old ICE agent had been sitting in a TV room when a gunshot hit him in the head through a window from the backyard.

Sheriff's Department Lt. Holly Francisco said the victim had been with the federal agency for about four years.

"It’s a tragic situation. These ICE agents out here, this is their family. So they are very emotional and they’re here for the support of him.”

Francisco said officials will not release the name of the agent killed until the coroner positively identifies the man. She said the department is investigating it as a fatal domestic dispute.

"This is a difficult time for the family and loved ones of the agent, and for everyone at ICE. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers," said ICE Director John Morton in a statement released this morning.


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