Federal agent fatally shoots home intruder in Pinecrest

PINECREST, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after, officials said, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent shot and killed an intruder who broke into her Pinecrest home.

Miami-Dade Police responded to a call of shots fired at the home near Southwest 72nd Avenue and 92nd Street, just before 2 a.m., Monday.

According to officials, the intruder broke into the home through a screen door. Once the agent heard the glass shatter, police said, she got out of bed and opened fire.

“The victim, who is a Customs and Border Protection officer, retrieved her firearm, shots were fired, and the subject has been determined deceased here on the residence,” said Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Carlos Rosario.

Robert Young

Monday evening, officials identified the intruder as 29-year-old Robert Young.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection public affairs chief Michael Silva said the agent is in good condition.

“She is in good condition and is on administrative leave, which is normal operating procedure for a situation like this,” said Silva.

7News spoke with several neighbors who said although the scene was very calm, it’s still concerning to see so much police activity in their quiet neighborhood.

“Well, it is Miami, so it can happen,” said neighbor Steve Leonard. “Not in this neighborhood. It tends to happen in other neighborhoods, but this area has always scared me a bit because we’re so close to U.S. 1, so it’s a quick getaway, but breaking into houses here, it’s unusual.”

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