An FBI agent was killed in a shootout with bank robbers in New Jersey. Not much in the way of details yet, as the agents family has yet to be notified.
UPDATE: It’s looking like the agent may have been killed by friendly fire.Â That’s a real tragedy.Â The death of an agent is bad enough, but the other agent who shot him will have to live with that for the rest of his life.
“Special Agent Bush and his team were in pursuit of heavily armed serial bank robbers who are believed to be responsible for four bank robberies,” according to a statement from the bureau. “In two of those robberies, the suspects, armed with assault weapons, fired rounds while inside the bank.”
I had heard about these robberies. Â All the suspects were from New Jersey:
Prosecutors filed charges in federal court Thursday night against three people in the attempted robbery. Wilfredo Berrios, 28; Michael Cruz, 21; and Francisco Herrera-Genao, 22, all of New Brunswick, New Jersey, were charged with attempted armed bank robbery and with use and carrying of a firearm during a crime of violence.
These guys need to go away for a long time. Â I question how they were able to get assault weapons, when they are illegal in New Jersey, and illegal for a New Jersey resident to buy anywhere.