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FBI Special Agent in Las Vegas Succumbs to Brain Cancer at 41

Steve Neavling

FBI Special Agent David Schrom, who wanted to work with the bureau since he was a kid, died after a battle with brain cancer last month, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Schrom was 41.

The Army veteran launched his FBI career in 2002 at the Las Vegas office, where he fought public corruption and cyber-crimes. He also served on the SWAT team and was the media representative in Las Vegas.

“He was very well liked,” said Joseph Dickey, supervisory special agent for the FBI.

Schrom is a West Virginia native who graduated from journalism school in Ohio University. He also served in Bosnia.


FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Army Vet on Air Force Base in Tampa

By Allan Lengel

An FBI agent shot and killed an Army veteran Wednesday night after he allegedly came at the agent with a knife  at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.,  authorities said, according to a press conference aired on Tampa television.

Authorities said that the veteran was a guest at the  base’s family camp, which is for recreational vehicles. At some point, the vet got into an altercation and then fled on his motorcycle with base security in pursuit shortly after 6 p.m. At that point, the base locked all the exits.

When the vet approached the locked gate, he  got off his bike and came at the agent with a knife, and the agent shot him, authorities said.  Authorities at a press conference, which was posted on Channel 10 in Tampa, said that the agent was the FBI liaison and happened to be at the gate because he was trying to exit.

FBI agent Dave Couvertier, a spokesman,  said at the press conference that a shooting review team from Washington was expected to fly down and investigate the incident.