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ATF Agent Recalls “Worst Law Enforcement-Involved Shooting in American History”

Steve Neavling

When 29-year-old Clay Alexander heard the first gunshots, the ATF agent quickly realized, “They are shooting at me.”

Alexander, who was shot in the legs, spoke at length to the Tyler Morning Telegraph about the Feb. 28, 1993, raid on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.

“It was very bizarre. At that point, I had never heard a gun fired in anger,” Alexander said told the newspaper. “I had never been in a gunfight in law enforcement or otherwise. If it would have only lasted a couple of seconds, that would have been one thing, but it lasted about 45 minutes.”

The standoff has caused some “dark times,” he said.

FBI Agent, Fugitive Injured in Shootout in Las Vegas Over Arrest Warrant

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Steve Neavling

An FBI agent and fugitive were both wounded in a frantic shootout in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The agent, whose identity has not yet been released and who was wearing a protective vest, suffered injuries that are not life-threatening, the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote.

The suspect, whose name also wasn’t released, was seriously injured.

The FBI said a task force was executing an arrest warrant when a foot chase ensued for about a mile before the shootout.

Man Who Opened Fire on FBI Agents Sentenced to 15 Years

Steve Neavling

A fugitive who shot at FBI agents while he was barricaded in a house his near Pittsburgh was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

Frank Perez Jr. fired at least 20 shots from two pistols and a 12-gauge shotgun while an FBI SWAT team surrounded his house to take him into custody for a 1999 murder in Indiana, according to the AP.

Perez pleaded guilty in March to assaulting federal agents with a dangerous weapon and using a firearm during a crime of violence.

The defense unsuccessfully urged for leniency, saying Perez lived in a hardscrabble, gang-plagued neighborhood in Chicago. But they were unable to convince U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer, who imposed a sentence five years beyond the minimum.

Indiana authorities said they don’t plan to extradite Perez until he serves his full sentence, the AP reported.