Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:56 PM by MTN News
Updated: Nov 4, 2013 12:28 PM
UPDATE: 8:48 p.m.
Officials with the American Federation of Government Employees confirm that the TSA officer killed in Friday's shooting had recently transferred to Los Angeles International Airport from Montana.
The deceased agent has been identified as 39-year-old Gerardo I. Hernandez.
The total number of victims taken to the hospital is now said to be five. That number includes the shooter and the Hernandez.
We will continue to update this story as more information is available.
LOS ANGELES - Law enforcement sources have told CBS News that a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer died in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed to CBS News that a 40-year-old man connected to the shooting had died but wouldn't identify him.
The TSA officer who died was a man who worked as a behavior detection officer and had recently transferred to the airport from Montana, according to J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents the TSA.
The union has not yet named the officer but said that he was the travel document checker at the checkpoint.
The union confirmed to CBS News that the officer was the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty.