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    Federal Agent Fatally Shot Outside Post Office: MERGED

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    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- A federal agent died Tuesday afternoon after he was shot outside a Pembroke Pines post office.

    Pembroke Pines police said the victim and middle-aged man got into some sort of fight at about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the post office at Dykes Road and Pines Boulevard.

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    The middle-aged man fired at least one shot, striking the victim. The gunman then took off, police said.

    The injured man was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police have not yet released the victim's name.

    Sgt. Bryan Davis of the Pembroke Pines Police Department said the victim was an agent who worked for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency under the Department of Homeland Security. It was unclear if the agent was at the post office as part of an investigation, NBC 6's Ari Odzer reported.

    "There's some witnesses that were on scene. We're still investigating, talking to them, trying to obtain the information from them," Davis said. "All we know is that the shooting occurred in the parking lot and the detectives right now are interviewing all the witnesses that were on scene."

    Police and paramedics have surrounded the building. Investigators are interviewing postal employees and customers in the parking lot.

    "There is a video inside the lobby of the post office, but we're not sure if that's going to produce anything. But we're going to help Pembroke Pines with getting that video and analyzing it and do the best we can to help Pembroke Pines with that incident," said U.S. Postal Inspector Bladimir Rojo.

    Authorities said the suspect was driving a dark green or gray Chrysler 300. Police said he fled eastbound on Pines Boulevard after the shooting.

    "He's a middle-aged man, possibly 44 to 55 years of age, described as having a full head of gray hair, a white, possibly Hispanic male, wearing a green in color, plaid short-sleeved shirt," Davis said.

    Authorities have issued a statewide "be on the lookout" request for the suspect.

    "We actually have, I've been told, upwards of 200 law enforcement officers either on-scene or en route to the area from local jurisdictions to the department of Homeland Security that's going to assist us in pretty much spreading out a dragnet and trying to locate the suspect," Davis said.

    The post office was closed as a result of the investigation.

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    That was an unlucky shot as the hospital is about 2 miles from the scene.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    The first rule is avoidance, and the second is de-escalation, fed or not. This appears at first blush to be a completely avoidable situation...it will be interesting to learn more.
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    Not enough info to determine who did what, but someone did run...not usually indicative of an innocent man.
    I won't ask if, why, or should someone have been CCW in the post office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Not enough info to determine who did what, but someone did run...not usually indicative of an innocent man.
    I won't ask if, why, or should someone been CCW in the post office.

    That was my first thought that this individual might have been ccw in the post office and the federal agent may have spotted it and confronted this person in the parking lot.I guess we wait and see if there is an update.

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    Interesting, sorry to hear about the federal officer. I hope it wasn't a ccw person that shot him. Hopefully more info becomes available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrlandoDriver View Post
    might have been ccw in the post office and the federal agent may have spotted it and confronted this person in the parking lot.
    I can't believe a CCW would shoot a LEO over being outed. Let's see what plays out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    I can't believe a CCW would shoot a LEO over being outed. Let's see what plays out.
    Yep, me either. I also didn't believe my dad when he told me santa was not real. What a bozo my dad is. Not believing in santa, how silly is that?
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    Prayers especially to his daughter, she witnessed her daddy getting shot and killed, regardless of what really happened.

    I do hope they catch up with this loser soonest ..........and he resist's arrest.
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    Post Update - road rage

    Top Story: Have You Seen This Man? | post, pines, office :

    SKETCH RELEASED, NEW INFORMATION IN COP KILLER MANHUNT
    August 5, 2008 - 10:40PM
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    Was it a case of road rage that led to the shooting death of a South Florida customs agent in front of his 12 year old daughter?

    Tonight we are learning more about the events that took place just before the shooting outside a Pembroke Pines post office. According to the Miami Herald, the two drivers exchanged some sort of an insult while driving on Pines boulevard and then pulled over at the post office. Miami TV station WPLG, citing sources, says the incident began at the Post Office over a parking space.

    "To be honest with you, it's sickening". To police this killer manhunt is personal. In the air and on the ground they searched for a man who took the life of one of their own. Just before 9 a.m. U.S. Customs agent Donald Pettit got into an altercation with another man in a Pembroke Pines post office. "They got into some type of argument, one shot to the head, the officer died at the hospital," said Mike Segarra with the Pembroke Pines Police Department.

    "I realized I had just witnessed someone get shot," said one eyewitness. What was more shocking to those who saw what happened, realizing the 52 year old victim's daughter was with him, inside his black sedan when the bullet struck her father. "I saw the daughter frantic, hysterical and I saw the victim lying on the ground," said Janice Chin who was driving around the parking lot at the the time of the shooting.

    The girl was instrumental in helping authorities come up with a sketch and a description: between 50-60 years old, about 6 feet tall, with a full head of gray or white hair. He was wearing a short-sleeve, green plaid shirt. The man was seen driving off in a late-model grey or green Chrysler 300 sedan. Authorities believe witnesses left before investigators got to the scene and are pleading if anyone knows anything, to give them a call at Broward Crime Stoppers at at 954-493-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.

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    Published August 05, 2008

    Federal agent shot in road rage dispute
    JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA, ANI MARTINEZ AND ADAM H. BEASLEY

    By JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA, ANI MARTINEZ AND ADAM H. BEASLEY


    Donald J. Pettit was a retired soldier who survived a long military career, including a terrorist bombing in Bangkok.

    Tuesday morning, he lost his life in a traffic dispute.

    As his daughter watched from inside the car, the federal agent was shot in the head by an angry motorist in front of the Pembroke Pines, Fla., post office.

    Pettit was 52, married, the father of two children, a man who had spent a lifetime in government and military service - including a stint protecting former U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

    Authorities would not confirm what preceded the shooting, but federal sources close to the investigation said an argument started between Pettit and a motorist while they were driving on Pines Boulevard near the post office.

    Both drivers ended up pulling into the post office parking lot, where they confronted each other, the sources said.

    Pettit, a polygrapher with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was unarmed; his gun was found in his car.

    A shot rang out, and Pettit slumped to the pavement. The gunman fled east on Pines Boulevard in a dark gray or green Chrysler 300 - coincidentally the make of Pettit's car.

    The killer, described as six feet tall and in his 50s with a full head of slicked-back, gray hair and "saggy" cheeks, was wearing a short-sleeved, plaid green shirt.

    Just after noon, roughly 200 federal and local agents, together with local police, gathered in the parking lot of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's office. There, they launched a dragnet to find the gunman.

    "We're going to saturate the area," said Sgt. Bryan Davis, a Pembroke Pines police spokesman. "We're going to turn over every rock."

    For hours Tuesday afternoon, a Homeland Security helicopter hovered over Pembroke Pines, and law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies were stationed at every major intersection, keeping an eye out for the getaway car.

    Several cars matching the description of the suspect's were stopped, but no arrests had been made as of late Tuesday.

    "It's a sickening thing," Pembroke Pines Deputy Police Chief Mike Segarra said. "He did have his child in the car at the time of the shooting, which makes this more heinous." Police would not divulge the child's age.

    Pettit had a decorated government career. He saw the world as the principal staff assistant to Army Secretary John O. Marsh Jr. in the 1980s. He was in charge of all matters related to Marsh's personal security, according to Ray Gall, a Department of the Army spokesman.

    "I'm shocked that this guy was able to get the drop on Don," said Pettit's longtime friend and business partner, Rene Rodriguez. "He was a very bright, soft-spoken but tough individual. He didn't have an enemy in the world."

    He also worked a security detail on Weinberger's trip to Thailand in April 1986, Rodriguez said.

    During that trip, a nail bomb exploded at the entrance of a hotel where Weinberger was due to speak. The defense secretary, who was scheduled to meet with Thailand's prime minister, would have passed right by it. It killed no one but injured three.

    Still, the incident was just one of many dangerous situations Pettit encountered in his life of government work.

    Originally from Indiana, Pettit was a chief warrant officer for the Army and worked in its Criminal Investigation Division. He was stationed all over the country, from Fort Myer and Falls Church, Va., to Fort McClellan in Weaver, Ala. Before his retirement from the Army in 1994, he worked as a polygraphic instructor - a role he took up again with Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs. He also spent 15 years working for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and owned a granite countertops business with Rodriguez.

    On a personal level, Rodriguez served as best man when Pettit married his wife, Ileana Barreto, in Puerto Rico.

    The couple and their daughters lived in a Mediterranean, one-story, cream-colored home in the gated community of Encantada in Pembroke Pines.

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    Tuesday afternoon, a few relatives and co-workers gathered outside Pettit's home.

    "He was a calm guy who never messed with anyone," said his brother-in-law, Eduardo Barreto.

    When asked how the family was coping with news of Pettit's death, Barreto said, "It's difficult. They're doing as good as can be expected."

    Agents from Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Florida Highway Patrol, the Secret Service, Postal Service and law enforcement officers from Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Sunrise, Miramar, the Broward Sheriff's Office and Miami-Dade were among those aiding in the search.

    But police say they need help from witnesses.

    "We have information that witnesses saw something," said Segarra. "They're urged to come forward. We need to catch this guy."

    (Miami Herald staff writers Jay Weaver, Walter Michot, David Ovalle and Ely Portillo contributed to this report.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrlandoDriver View Post
    That was my first thought that this individual might have been ccw in the post office and the federal agent may have spotted it and confronted this person in the parking lot.I guess we wait and see if there is an update.
    I am sorry about the way it looks to read let me correct mysellf i didnt mean a person with a CCW License i meant maybe he spoted someone carrying concealed in the Post Office it was in no way meant to reflect anyone wtih a CCW License. If i offended anyone i do apologize.Also let me add my condolences to the family of the fallen Federal Agent.

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    My prayers for his daughter and family........
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    Wow... Stunned reader here! Cold blooded murder!

    Friggon road ragers waste my oxygen! I avoid them like the plague!

    I hope he gets caught soon!

    Deepest condolences to the slain Federal Officer's family and heartfelt prayers offered for the slain officer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrlandoDriver View Post
    I am sorry about the way it looks to read let me correct mysellf i didnt mean a person with a CCW License i meant maybe he spoted someone carrying concealed in the Post Office it was in no way meant to reflect anyone wtih a CCW License. If i offended anyone i do apologize.Also let me add my condolences to the family of the fallen Federal Agent.
    It turned out to be that the murderer indeed has a CCW. I do hope he gets the needle. Shooting an unarmed man in front of his kids is just too much for civilized living.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    It turned out to be that the murderer indeed has a CCW. I do hope he gets the needle. Shooting an unarmed man in front of his kids is just too much for civilized living.
    Do we know that for sure yet? Has the guy been caught or do they know who the shooter is?

    Obviously he was packin heat, but was he doing it legally?

    Either way... CCW permit holder or not... I agree! Shooting an unarmed man in front of his kid is too much for civilized living... I vote for the needle too!
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    This morning on the way to work I heard something on the radio about the shooter being arrested. But lets face it: With more people getting CCW permits, more idiots will get them too :-(.

    As for the officer: DHS is very restrictive on off-duty weapons use. He may be permitted to carry his gun off duty, but policy probably discouraged it.
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