What we know about Laura Schwartzenberger, a Pueblo native and FBI agent killed in Florida raid
Two FBI agents were killed and three others were wounded when the agency and officers from other law enforcement departments served a warrant Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in Sunrise, Florida.
Authorities were trying to execute a federal court-ordered search warrant in a violent crimes against children case, the FBI said. Details of the alleged crimes were not released, but FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the two deceased agents as Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger.
Alfin, 36, was a New York native who was also a husband and father. Schwartzenberger, 43, was a Pueblo native who is survived by her husband and two children.
Here's what we know about her, and what happened during the shootout in Florida.
What happened during the FBI shooting in Florida?
Authorities served a child exploitation case warrant early Tuesday, according to the FBI.
The agency said a suspect started shooting and barricaded himself inside his residence at the apartment complex, according to Otishia Browning-Smith, a spokeswoman for the Sunrise Police Department.
Two of the officers' wounds from the shooting proved fatal. Three other officers who were injured in the shooting are in stable condition.
Authorities are investigating whether the suspect had cameras rigged at the apartment to provide an outside view of people who might be approaching, a source told the USA TODAY Network.
The suspect was identified as David Lee Huber, 55, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. A person familiar with the matter said the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Agent Laura Schwartzenberger focused on ending child exploitation
Schwartzenberger joined the FBI in 2005, starting at the Albuquerque, New Mexico office, according to MassLive.com.
She was reassigned to the FBI's Miami office in 2010. She worked crimes against children cases for more than seven years, according to court records, focusing on tracking offenders who exploited children online.
In addition to her work with the FBI, Schwartzenberger reached out to her local community, teaching students at a middle school in Miami about online safety dangers of cyberbullying.
"As an FBI agent, Laura taught our students each year about the dangers of social media and much more. She would always say, “I feel that coming here and talking about the hard stuff means that I won’t see you guys on my end,” the school posted on Facebook.
Schwartzenberger is the third female agent to die in the line of duty outside of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, CBS Denver reports.
Laura Schwartzenberger's death 'heartbreaking' for former Pueblo South coach
Before joining the FBI, Schwartzenberger grew up in Pueblo. She was a diver for the swim and dive team at Pueblo South High school and graduated from the school in 1996.
Cecil Townsend, swim and dive coach for Pueblo South High School between 1992 and 1998, remembered the four years of coaching Schwartzenberger on the diving team.
"Laura was a quiet but intense person," Townsend said. "Everyone on the team just loved her."
From Pueblo to Miami:FBI agent and Pueblo native Laura Schwartzenberger remembered far and wide
Townsend remembered her as being friendly and caring following her post-high school career when Schwartzenberger went on to study criminology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she competed as a diver for one year with the Rams.
"When you work with somebody for that many years, you get real close to kids," he said. "When you see their name on the news, it's just heartbreaking. I know she loved what she did."