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FBI Agent Wounded in Kansas Shootout Still in Hospital

April 26, 2016  | 

One of three federal agents injured during a fiery weekend shootout at a Kansas motel remained hospitalized Monday as investigators sought to identify the body found inside the suspect's charred motel room.

Two deputy marshals were treated and released after sustaining gunshot wounds during the Saturday night confrontation in Topeka, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service's headquarters in Washington. An FBI agent was in good condition Monday at a hospital, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Kansas City, Missouri, regional office.

Members of a fugitive task force were trying to arrest 28-year-old robbery suspect Orlando J. Collins at the Country Club Motel when they came under fire as they approached one of the lodging rooms, the FBI said. A fire then erupted in that room before spreading through the motel, the Associated Press reports.

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Luke @ 4/26/2016 5:16 PM

Let's spin this like the FBI would if those we're street cops involved. I bet the FBI went in there shot an innocent man holding a toy gun that was brightly colored orange and seeing they made a mistake decided to torch the place to conceal evidence. Never met an FBI agent worth shit.

JC @ 4/26/2016 5:39 PM

You're 100% Luke!!

kevcopAz @ 4/26/2016 7:21 PM

I have worked with some Feds on Task Forces in the past. Like many LEOs some are great, some are not. The Federal system is cumbersome and ineffective to say the least. One of the few exceptions to this is the Fugitive Task Forces. I have found that they normally have the best investigators from various Federal and local jurisdictions that actually do work well with one another unlike the average Fed/Local "relationship". These Fugitive Task Forces deserve respect and appreciation. BUT.. I do agree that the DOJ does investigate "locals" in a predetermined state of mind that there is something that was done wrong and has to be "sniffed out". I have always asked who investigates the DOJ? We never hear about any of those investigations, why do we not require the Federal agencies to be investigated by another jurisdiction when one of their agents are involved in a OIS? We "locals" know the reason, they want to cover their own mistakes and dirty laundry like a cat covers SH__!

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/27/2016 1:28 AM

I'm just glad no Marshalls or FBI agents got killed along with the suspect.

Bob F. @ 4/27/2016 8:51 PM

Feds screwed up big time. Saw a newscast from Kansas City where they interviewed the manager. Manger said the feds came in, asked for the key to the room, escorted the manager out of the office, and minutes later the place was like the OK Corral.

Stupid move. The feds wanted the collar, and they didn’t want to wait for a SWAT team. They knew the guy was armed and dangerous. He had committed four violent crimes in the last three weeks. His face book page included a recent post of a cache of rifles and weapons, and a rant that he was “an army of one.” .
If they think he is in there, they should have established a perimeter, surveiled, and called in SWAT. You don’t just walk up and try to enter a motel room. That’s how you get shot. You surround the place, use high tech shit to determine if a person or persons are inside the room, and go from there.

Pretty damn stupid. They put a lot of innocent people at risk.

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