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Federal Agent Fatally Shoots Himself Inside Pittsburgh Homeland Security Office

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A federal agent committed suicide inside a Homeland Security building in Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon, Reuters reports.

James McConaughy, 43, of Beaver Falls, shot himself and was pronounced dead at 4:19 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Pittsburgh police would only say that homicide investigators were called to the scene.

Homeland Security didn’t respond to questions as of Friday morning, Reuters wrote.

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Mother of Slain FBI Agent Feels the Pain in Slaying of 3 Pittsburgh Cops

FBI Agent Sam Hicks

FBI Agent Sam Hicks

It’s so hard to imagine three Pittsburgh cops being slain at once. The slayings are bringing up certain emotions for Charlotte Hicks Carrabotta whose son, FBI agent Sam Hicks, was gunned down last year.

By Anya Sostek
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH –– For the last five months, Charlotte Hicks Carrabotta has inched through the grieving process for her son, FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks, who was killed last year while serving a warrant in Indiana Township.

Yesterday, she found herself horrified by the fact that three new families were about to embark on the same painful journey.

“It cannot even be explained what you go through,” said Ms. Carrabotta, of Rockwood, Somerset County. “First you’re numb, then angry, then you realize that none of it does any good. You just take it one day at a time and be appreciative that you had what you did.”

Shortly after her son died, she was overwhelmed with well-wishers, condolences from friends and strangers and offers of assistance — none of which even started to fill the void left by her son’s death.

“What you want, they can’t do,” she said, “and that’s to bring them back.”
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