08-05-2008, 11:34 AM #1
FL - Donald Pettit, 52, killed in road rage incident, Pembroke Pines, 5 Aug 2008
PEMBROKE PINES - A federal anti-drug agent was shot in the parking lot of a postal service distribution center this morning, police said.
The unidentified agent, a member of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force, was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood after the shooting at Pines Boulevard and Dykes Road.
He was in critical condition, police spokesman Sgt. Bryan Davis said.
It was not known if the 8:55 a.m. shooting had anything to do with the agent's job.
Davis said police were looking for the suspected gunman, who was described as between 45 to 50 years old, with gray hair.
He was last seen driving east on Pines Boulevard in a gray-green Chrysler 300 four-door sedan.
Officers responding to the shooting found the agent laying next to his black Chrysler 300 sedan, Davis said.
Investigators were trying to talk to the man to find out what happened, Davis said.
Police would not say where on his body the agent was shot.
The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program coordinates local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to combat drug-related crime in targeted regions.
South Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, was designated for the program in 1990 because of the area's high level of drug trafficking.
The lobby of the postal service center, where people can drop off mail, was closed. However, Davis said the sorting area was open.
The center is one of three mail distribution centers in South Florida. The others are in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
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