It was an error that cost FBI agent Barry Bush his life on April 5, 2007.
A new detailed report of the friendly-fire shooting shows numerous mistakes under very confusing circumstances, the Leigh Valley Express-Times reports.
Bush, a veteran FBI agent, was supposed to perform surveillance on suspected bank robbers until a SWAT team took over.
But a command post ordered Bush to close in on one of the suspect’s cars, not knowing that SWAT was preparing to do the same thing.
Turns out, SWAT and Bush had separate written orders that were not communicated.
Mistaking Bush for one of the suspected robbers, a SWAT agent shot and killed the 52-year-old, the Express Times reported.