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Gov. DeSantis orders flags at half-staff for FBI agents killed in Florida shootout

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 15:21:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In an executive order signed Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis ordered state buildings to fly their flags at half staff in honor of the two FBI agents killed in a shootout in Florida Tuesday.

The order says the flags of the United States and the State of Florida will be flown at half-staff at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, the City Hall of Parkland, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee from sunrise on to sunset on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

The shootout in Sunrise, Fla. killed FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger while also injuring three other agents.

FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenbergerwas were killed during a shootout as agents attempted to serve a warrant in a case involving "violent crimes against children" in Sunrise, Fla.

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