ATF Agent Ambushed During Drug Operation in Gary Indiana
Gary, Indiana – It was supposed to be a “controlled drug buy” operation. But while agents were conducting it this morning, a shootout erupted as the buy was ambushed. An undercover ATF agent was shot in the chest and the shooting suspect was killed, another suspect is in custody.
The ATF agent is expected to recover, initially reported to be in critical condition, now listed as “stable.”
UPDATE: We have learned from a non-law enforcement source that the crash pictured had nothing to do with the ambush. Unfortunately, it was on all the news sites. So we have removed the featured photo and replaced it.
The is the 2nd ATF Agent shot in this area in the last month. The first one was shot in the face during a joint operation with Chicago PD.
Thirty ATF agents were sent to Chicago earlier this year after President Trump tweeted that he was sending help to Chicago because the gun violence was out of control. It’s still out of control.
BREAKING: ATF’s Chicago Field Division is responding to an agent being shot during an operation in Gary, Ind. pic.twitter.com/G94cTtBvLb
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) June 7, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for the @ATFHQ Chicago Field Office agent who was shot and critically wounded in Gary, Indiana. ATF Agents are working with us every hour of every day to reduce gun violence in Chicago and it’s beyond a partnership, it’s one team, one fight. pic.twitter.com/MYVrxM3PsB
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) June 7, 2018
ATF AGENTS AMBUSHED: An ATF agent was shot twice in Gary, Indiana, when an undercover operation was ambushed, with police revealing one suspect is dead and another is in custody. @perezreports. https://t.co/YYAtCPQPIL pic.twitter.com/1IoQWlLhzm
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 7, 2018
— DevilsBated (@DevilsBated) June 7, 2018
— CharlieWojciechowski (@Charlienews) June 7, 2018
ATF Chicago ASAC Brendan Iber says agents were ambushed during undercover operation in Gary, Indiana. ATF agent shot mulitple times, he’s in critical but stable condition. @ATFHQ
— Ross Weidner (@RossWeidner) June 7, 2018
An ATF agent conducting a controlled drug buy was shot in Gary, Indiana officials say. The agent was reportedly shot in the chest. Another person involved in the shooting died. https://t.co/q3Eluhtu7r
— Kathryn Redd (@KathrynRedd) June 7, 2018