Philly FBI Agent Shoots and Kills Man During Undercover Investigation

The shooting stunned the neighborhood in Northeast Philly.

PHILADELPHIA — A FBI agent fatally shot a man during an undercover investigation in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon.
The shooting happened in the 900 block of Borbeck Avenue in the city’s Fox Chase section at about 3:00 p.m.
According to reports, the FBI and the Major Crimes Unit of Philadelphia were doing undercover surveillance as part of an investigation into bank robberies.
Sources said the suspect under surveillance, 48-year-old Daniel Trinsey, exited his girlfriend’s home and pulled out a replica of a Glock. FBI agents, believing the gun was real, instructed him to drop the weapon, but investigators said he refused.
An agent fired several shots, fatally wounding Trinsey on the front lawn.
Sources said Trinsey had a long criminal history and served seven years in prison for a bank robbery.
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