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  • inveich
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    RIP Agent Pettit.
    Glad the daughter was able to be helpful, it must be horrible for her.

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  • Chiron
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    R.I.P. Agent Pettit

    My prayers go out to his daughter and family...I'm very glad they caught the guy.

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  • DAL
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    Miramar Man Charged In Federal Agent's Murder
    James Patrick Wonder Faces First Degree Murder Charge

    DAVIE (CBS4) ― "We did it!" were the first words at a late night news conference Wednesday when police announced that they had charged James Patrick Wonder of Miramar with the murder of Federal Agent Donald Pettit. "We told you we would get you," Pembroke Pines Deputy Chief Mike Segarra said as officers and supporters burst into sustained applause.

    "Thank you, thank you everyone," said Pettit's widow, Ileana, who stood with police investigators struggling to hold back tears. "The public, the media, all these people behind me, these law enforcement people, volunteers. You did it, you did it. You found this man."

    Wonder was taken into custody by investigators earlier Wednesday at the Universal Kidney Center in Davie, showing up en masse at a Davie strip mall located at Hiatus Road and SR-84 around 2:30 p.m.

    Video from Chopper 4 showed the officers gathering outside of several businesses in the mall. They then moved in on the dialysis center where they took the "person of interest" into custody.

    Hours later, investigators confirmed that person was Wonder.

    Segarra said all of the investigators wanted to be present when Wonder's arrest was announced, and that wonder had talked at length earlier in the evening with investigators.

    According to Segarra, wonder and Agent Pettit had an argument in the parking lot of a Pembroke Pines post office, and Wonder fired a single shot, striking the agent and killing him.

    His 15 year old daughter was in the car and saw the whole thing, and Wednesday night Segarra said the was "Instrumental" in developing the information leading to his arrest.

    Investigators said they were led to wonder and the dialysis clinic by a tip from the public. Segarra said they have located the car Wonder was driving at the time of the shooting, and confirmed that it was a Dodge. Police had been looking for a Dodge 300 as they searched for Pettit's killer.

    Another officer said when Wonder was detained Wednesday he was driving a rental car.

    Police offered scant details about Wonder or the reason he allegedly shot Pettit, saying more information could come out Thursday.

    Earlier Wednesday, dozens of officers swarmed the Malibu Run subdivision, located at NW 2nd Street and 208th Avenue in Pembroke Pines around noon Wednesday when a postal worker spotted a person fitting the suspect's description.

    Officers shutdown any access to the development and police helicopters were spotted flying over the area. Officers were seen going door-to-door in the search but apparently, the search turned up empty.

    Authorities say 52-year-old customs and border patrol agent Donald Pettit was with his young daughter when he was shot by a man during some sort of fight Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the post office.

    Police issued a sketch of the suspect based on witness descriptions of a white man, possibly Hispanic, between 50 and 60 years old. They said the man was about six feet tall, medium to heavy build, with gray and white bushy hair and "distinctive sagging cheeks." He was wearing a short-sleeved, plaid green shirt.

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  • Taylor13
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    Originally posted by ERMDPD View Post
    WOW... some resident of Pembroke pines just came out on the news saying he doesn't approve of all these cops and agents searching for the agent's killer because it's going to cost Broward County & the State of Florida too much money. He say's if it was him that was killed there wouldn't be such a big search so he doesn't approve.

    Dumbass!
    Yeah, who'd bother looking for a dumb piece of **** like that anyway?

    There's been a few people calling into talk radio stations and bitching about this and that with so many cops, I'll tell ya, if a cop goes down, the shooter(S) are attacking everyone, they're attacking the brotherhood of cops, they're attacking my security, especially since this guy was a CBP agent.

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  • ERMDPD
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    WOW... some resident of Pembroke pines just came out on the news saying he doesn't approve of all these cops and agents searching for the agent's killer because it's going to cost Broward County & the State of Florida too much money. He say's if it was him that was killed there wouldn't be such a big search so he doesn't approve.

    Dumbass!

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  • ERMDPD
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    Just found out the agent was on-duty and was armed when he was shot. Sucks he couldn't fight back.

    Now I wonder if he had any markings on his clothing to identify him as a special agent.

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  • Taylor13
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    I was just listening to the news and was watching it at 2, it's someone wanted in question with the shooting, it's prolly him unless someone here knows otherwise.

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  • ERMDPD
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    Originally posted by jb5722
    a fed tactical unit just raided a dialysis center in davie, have one detained at this time, citing the subject is a person of interest and "someone they very much want to speak with".
    Good.. Glad to hear, hopefully it's him.

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  • mtxpro752
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    R.I.P. Brother. I know I have written this too many times this week. Let us all keep the families of the slain Officers in our prayers. I know that all of us die a bit along with our brothers. Keep strong guys and stay safe.

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  • rodeodeputy
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    R.I.P brother and god be with the little girl..our hearts are with ya darlin.

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  • ERMDPD
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    R.I.P! I feel so bad for the little girl that had to witness her father get shot & bleed to death in front of her.

    I hope this guy gets the whooping he deserves before they cuff him up... Unless SWAT/SRT takes him out.

    All this supposedly over a parking spot (according to a witness).

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  • cocoa25
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    RIP, daughter was there too.....Sad

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  • bikecop136
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    R.I.P. Brother

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  • jsbeith
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    R.I.P. Sir.

    I hope the guy is caught soon!

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  • Taylor13
    started a topic Federal agent dies after Fla. post office shooting

    Federal agent dies after Fla. post office shooting

    Federal agent dies after Fla. post office shooting

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a federal agent died after he was shot outside a South Florida post office. The shooter is on the run.

    Pembroke Pines police spokesman Sgt. Brian Davis says the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died at Memorial Regional Hospital in suburban Fort Lauderdale. His name was not released.

    Davis says the agent was shot by a man during some sort of fight Tuesday morning in the parking lot. The suspect fired at least one shot, striking the agent. The gunman then took off.

    No one else was injured.

    Police and paramedics surrounded the building. Investigators are interviewing postal employees, customers and other potential witnesses.
    http://cbs4.com/floridawire/22.0.htm...iceShootin.xml

    They've got DHS helicopters searching the area too.

    my opinion on this:
    FRY THIS PIECE OF **** WHO DID THIS.

    Another thing, he was in public service for his whole life, he was in the army for 20 years from when he was 17, he was a CI for the FDA for about 15 years and then transferred to CBP.

    Victim: Donald Pettit

    R.I.P. Sir
    Last edited by Taylor13; 08-05-2008, 06:09 PM.

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