A gunman shot a customs agent Tuesday afternoon before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life in the parking lot of a Publix shopping center in Oakleaf, FL, said Clay County, FL, deputies.

The agent, who is a pilot for U.S. Customs & Border Patrol’s Air & Marine Operations, is expected to be OK, a sheriff’s office spokesman said.

Deputies said it appeared the agent was targeted, reports WJXT.

The shooting was reported in the Oakleaf Commons shopping center on Oakleaf Plantation Parkway, just west of Branan Field Chaffee Road.

Workers from a nearby business told News4Jax that they were headed to lunch at the Publix grocery store when they heard four or five gunshots. They said the incident was surreal and they stood in shock trying to process what they’d heard. They said police were on the scene within minutes and they never felt like they were personally in danger.

 

Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands of law enforcement people receive stories like this in their email twice a week?

Subscribe to award winning OnTarget newsletter!

Shares
Share This
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      Available Coupons
      admin20 Get $20.00 off $20 off your cart total.
      adminpromo Get 100% off Free item offered by the administrator
      Unavailable Coupons
      adminsubscriptionretiredfirstpayment Get $120.00 off First payment of retired subscription when paid and added manually.
      cabinfree2days Get $90.00 off Get 2 free nights at the cabin.
      cabinfreeweek Get $315.00 off A free week (7 days) at the associated cabin in one contiguous stay at the time of your choice.
      freebassentry Get 100% off
      golfsponsor Get 100% off Free admission to the tournament with a golf sponsorship.
      jh$25 Get $25.00 off Jonathon Hall reimbursement for shirt he purchased that was too small.
      ldf1month Get $13.00 off Prorate an LDF membership for 1 month discount
      ntcvendorcomp Get 100% off This coupon entitles the user to a free vendor table at the NTC conference.
      retired10 Get $10.00 off
      retired60 Get $60.00 off This discounts your current year renewal $60 since you already pre-paid $60 towards your renewal for this year.
      spmtc Get 20% off Special 20% Off all Motor T's for a limited time!