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FBI Agent Fatally Shoots Man While Serving Search Warrants

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A man was shot and killed by an FBI agent who was serving search warrants at a home in Compton, authorities said.

The L.A. Times reports that an FBI SWAT team arrived at a residence on South White Street in Compton around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday to serve search warrants. According to spokesperson Laura Eimiller, one of the agents fired his gun during a confrontation with one of the men, fatally hitting him.

While an FBI medic and fire officials attempted to treat him at the scene, he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. NBC L.A. identified the man as David Coborubio, who leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter.

Anna Reyes, Coborubio's sister, said that the FBI "stormed into their house," which belonged to her mother, and that when she asked to see a warrant, she was denied. "One of the FBI agents was like, 'that's irrelevant, you don't need to see one,'" Reyes told NBC L.A. "'We'll show you one later. That's irrelevant.' For me, I'm like, you're coming into my home, I heard shots fired? I knew it was my brother who was hit."

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According to KTLA, the shooting is being investigated by the FBI's Inspection Division, the Justice Department, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

NBC L.A. notes that the warrant also named 39-year-old Paul White, who is wanted for fleeing parole and illegal possession of a firearm. The FBI said that White was arrested at the Compton residence and is now in custody.