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FSU alumnus among two FBI agents killed in Sunrise shootout

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 12:15:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University President John Thrasher confirmed in a tweet Thursday morning that one of the FBI agents killed in a shootout Tuesday was an FSU alumnus.

Special Agent Daniel Alfin was one of two FBI agents to be killed during a shootout as agents attempted to serve a warrant in a case involving "violent crimes against children" in Sunrise, Fla.

"We are saddened by the tragic loss of FBI Special Agent Daniel Alfin, an FSU alumnus who was killed in the line of duty along with Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger on Tuesday in Sunrise, Fla.," wrote President Thrasher.

Special Agent Daniel was a 2007 graduate of FSU, where he received a degree in information technology, according to President Thrasher.

"On behalf of everyone at FSU, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Special Agents Alfin and Schwartzenberger," wrote President Thrasher. "We will never forget their bravery and ultimate sacrifice."

Three other agents were wounded in the shootout, with two of them being transported to local hospitals and are listed in "stable" condition.

The suspect was also killed in the shootout, and the Associated Press reports that the shooting occurred as the suspect barricaded inside the home.