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FBI Agent Robbed at Gunpoint in Puerto Rico, Stealing Bureau Credentials And Official Weapon

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Federal authorities are looking for three men who robbed an FBI agent at gunpoint in an attempted carjacking in Puerto Rico.

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information about the three suspects who were driving a black Mercedes Benz, the Associated Press reports.

The suspects stole the agent’s wallet, FBI credentials and official firearm Saturday night in the Ocean Park neighborhood in the capital of San Juan.

While the number of reported carjackings have increased in Puerto Rico this year, crimes are rare in Ocean Park.

FBI Agent Carjacked in Chicago; Thief Takes Off with Guns Inside

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent who left his car running at a gas station on Chicago’s west side was carjacked early Monday morning.

The stolen white Chevy Equinox contained several guns, including an M4, Glock 27 and a Glock 22, according to ABS Eyewitness News.

Authorities are hoping surveillance cameras at the Shell Gas Station near Morgan Street and Jackson Boulevard captured the carjacking, which happened around 1 a.m.

It’s unclear why the agent left the car running, especially since there were multiple guns inside.

Police are investigating and declined to provide more details early Monday morning.

Feds Investigate Homeland Security Agent for Firing Weapon at Man in Parking Garage

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Feds are investigating the actions of a Homeland Security special agent who fired his agency-issued gun after he said he believed he was being carjacked in a parking garage in Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia CBS reports.

The suspected carjacker fled and was later detained.

Wilmington police said there’s not enough evidence to show the 32-year-old intended to carjack anyone.

ICE is handling the internal investigation.

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FBI: Deputy U.S. Marshal Did Nothing Wrong in Fatal Courtroom Shooting

Siale Maveni Angilau

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has ended its investigation of a courtroom shooting that killed suspected gang member Siale Maveni Angilau, the Desert News reports.

Federal authorities determined no excessive force was used when the deputy U.S. marshall shot Angilau four times after he grabbed a pen and charged after a witness who was testifying.

The feds found no evidence that Angilau was shot while on the ground, as claimed by some family members.

“There is no evidence to suggest Angilau was shot while on the ground,” according to the FBI.

Angilau was one of 16 Tongan Crip Gang members who were charged in federal court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Charges included racketeering, carjacking, robbery, assault on a federal officer and weapons violations.

Ohio Man Who Pointed Gun at FBI Agent Gets 21 Years

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Among the dumb things to do in life, pointing a gun at an FBI agent is up there.

Ask Demond R. Johnigan, 19, of Dayton, Ohio.

Johnigan was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Ohio to 21 years in prison for, among other things, pointing a gun at an FBI agent who was trying to arrest him after a kidnapping in December, authorities said.

He had pleaded guilty on April 21 to one count each of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities said last Dec. 16 Johnigan and Jakova James-Sims, 19, of Dayton, went to the parking lot of Roosevelt Recreation Center in Montgomery County, Ohio and approached a victim, who was standing near his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Johnigan pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money.  Then James-Sims patted down the victim, looking for cash and  other valuables.

The men then forced the victim into the backseat of his own car, continued to demand cash, and continued to threaten to injure him if he didn’t cough up the goods.

Shortly after leaving the parking lot with the victim and the victim’s car, Johnigan and James-Sims noticed an SUV was following them. They proceeded to park the car and fled by foot down an alley, authorities said.

As he fled down an alley, Johnigan raised his firearm and pointed it at the approaching SUV, which was being driven by an FBI agent who was following after observing the carjacking, authorities said.

The FBI agent put the vehicle in reverse and backed out of the alley and called for assistance. The two suspects were apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Charges against James-Sims are pending.

Prosecutors Get OK From A.G. Mukasey to Seek Death Penalty in 2008 Slaying of UNC-Chapel Hill Student

Eve Carson/university photo

Eve Carson/university photo

By Anne Blythe
Raleigh News&Observer
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four days before the presidential transfer of power, the U.S. attorney general authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in their carjacking and firearm cases against Demario Atwater.
Atwater, 22, is one of two suspects accused of kidnapping and murdering Eve Carson, the admired UNC-Chapel Hill student body president found shot to death in March of last year.

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