By Steve Neavling
In a rare move, the FBI is trying to fire an agent after he intentionally shot a suspect.
The New York Times reports that the FBI concluded the off-duty agent violated bureau policy for shooting an unarmed suspect who was accused of breaking into a Lexus in Queens.
According to internal reports obtained by the Times, the agent shot the man from a second-story window, striking him in the back.
The bureau accused the agent, Navin Kalicharan, of violating its lethal force policy, which permits agents to shoot their weapons only when there is an imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm.
Kalicharan is contesting the dismissal.
Posted: August 24th, 2015 under News Story.
Tags: agent, FBI, lethal force, lexus, Queens, shooting, suspect, Termination
By Steve Neavling
The FBI arrested a 23-year-old New Jersey man accused of helping support ISIS.
Alaa Saadeh, of West New York, allegedly bought his brother a plane ticket to fly to the Middle East and join ISIS, the Associated Press reports.
Saadeh faces numerous charges, including conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, aiding and abetting an attempt to provide material support and witness tampering. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Saadeh also is accused of helping a friend lie to the FBI.
According to the criminal complaint, Saadeh’s brother, who has not been identified, was arrested earlier the month and charged with conspiring to provide material support to foreign terrorists.
Posted: June 30th, 2015 under News Story.
Tags: Charges, FBI, New Jersey, suspect, terrorism
By Steve Neavling
It’s still anyone’s guess why someone would ambush two Pennsylvania state troopers and then shoot them with a high-caliber rifle on Sept. 12.
One special agent with the FBI offered some insight into the suspect – 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein.
Frein lived with his parents and likely was unsatisfied with life, said Ed Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI. He played in military re-enactments and may have wanted to fulfill one of those roles.
“We want to arrest this person,” Hanko said, adding later, “We have the who, the what, the where. We want the why.”
After the attack, Frein took cover in the woods and has been missing since.
Posted: October 3rd, 2014 under FBI.
Tags: FBI, investigation, Missing, Pennsylvania, state trooper, suspect, Woods
By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A federal agent was in critical but stable condition Tuesday night and a suspect was dead after a shooting during an undercover law enforcement operation in Athens. A second suspect has been charged in the case.
State and federal officials told reporters an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was in the intensive care unit at an area hospital recovering from his wounds.
They identified the dead man as 20-year-old Javonta Darden. The other suspect, 21-year-old Steven McKinley, was arrested.
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Posted: October 2nd, 2014 under News Story.
Tags: ATF, athens, Georgia, shot, suspect
FBI agents used reasonable force when they fatally shot a kidnapping and murder suspect in the Idaho wilderness last year, the Associated Press reports.
Federal and local prosecutors said Wednesday that the two FBI agents should not face charges because they were justified by shooting James DiMaggio, who was suspected of kidnapping a teenage girls and killing her mother and brother in California.
The decision didn’t sit well with DiMaggio’s sister, Lora DiMaggio Robinson.
“I’m sure the FBI agents who shot and killed my brother, James DiMaggio, are celebrating tonight – over how they won’t be facing any criminal charges,” Robinson said in a statement to The Associated Press. “I wish my brother would have been given the same opportunity of a U.S. attorney’s investigation and possible indictment and then a trial by jury, instead of a bullet in the head and five more to ‘stop’ him.”
Agents shot DiMaggio after he fired two rifle shots.
Posted: May 9th, 2014 under News Story.
Tags: FBI, James DiMaggio, kidnapping, Murder, reasonable force, suspect
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A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect is expected to be charged today with trying to solicit the murder of an FBI agent, the Associated Press reports.
Adel Daoud, who is accused of attempting to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside of a downtown Chicago bar, is expected to plead not guilty.
Investigators allege Daoud was attempting to have an undercover FBI agent killed while behind bars in 2012.
Posted: September 6th, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: attempted murder, car bomb, Chicago, FBI agent, solicit murder, suspect, terrorism
By Allan Lengel
A DEA agent shot and wounded a man who allegedly tried running him over Saturday in a hotel parking lot in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The shooting happened in the afternoon at the Houstonian Hotel.
The Chronicle reports that a DEA task force showed up in the employee parking lot of the hotel as part of a probe into several suspects. One of the suspects floored the vehicle, heading toward the DEA agent, who opened fire and struck the suspect several times.
The suspect was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening wounds. Three other people were arrested at the scene.
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: DEA, Houston, Shoot, suspect
A suspect in custody in the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya said he wants his attorney present during FBI interrogations, the Associated Press reports.
Tunisian Ali Harzi is “strongly suspected” of being involved in the assault by armed men in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the AP reported. That attack killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other American diplomats.
Authorities believe Islamic extremists were behind the attack.
Posted: December 6th, 2012 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: FBI, interrogations, libya, suspect, U.S. Consulate