An FBI investigator works at the crime scene of a mass shooting at the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Florida, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
A file photo of an FBI investigator. REUTERS/Jim Young

Members of a Compton family were seeking answers Saturday after a family member was confirmed killed by an FBI agent during a SWAT team search of their home.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saturday that a shooting involving an FBI agent occurred in Compton sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight Thursday. Although the shooting happened in the sheriff’s jurisdiction, deputies had little to no details of the incident because it is an FBI case.

The FBI’s Los Angeles office would not comment on the shooting.

According to NBC4, a man identified by family members as 32-year-old David Coborubio was fatally wounded during an altercation as FBI SWAT agents served a search warrant at his mother’s home on South White Avenue.

The warrant, however, named another man, identified as 39-year-old Paul White, who was wanted for allegedly fleeing parole and possessing a firearm, NBC4 reported. The FBI told the station that White was arrested at the residence and is in custody.

The family told NBC4 that they haven’t seen or located Coborubio’s body. “I want to know why they killed my son,” Mona Martinez — the victim’s mother — told the station. “I want to know what the hell they were doing there.”

NBC4 reported that the shooting will be investigated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and by investigators from the FBI’s Washington headquarters.

— City News Service


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