On Thursday evening, a California Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, Ezequiel Garcia, opened fire on a superior officer, Kevin Kozak, in the Long Beach immigration and customs enforcement office.
It is believed the Garcia and Kozak were having a heated discussion about Garcia’s job performance when Garcia opened fire on Kozak with his service weapon. A separate agent close by to the conversation then shot and killed Garcia to prevent more rounds being fired at Kozak. Kozak was shot 6 times. He is currently in stable condition at a local hospital.
According to Claude Arnold, the special agent in charge for I.C.E. in Los Angeles, “We are doing everything humanly possible to understand why it happened and ensure it will not happen again.”