Man Breaks Into Female Federal Agent's Home, Doesn't Leave Alive

The agent was awakened when the man broke into her house, but she refused to be a victim.

​Pinecrest, FL – A high-ranking female federal agent fatally shot a man who forced his way into her home early Monday morning, police said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chief Maria Otero, the head of the Miami office, was asleep in her home when an intruder shattered the glass doors of her residence and came inside at 1:29 a.m., the Miami Herald reported.

Chief Otero, 55, grabbed her .40 caliber Smith & Wesson duty weapon, and opened fire on the man, later identified as 28-year-old Robert Young.

“The subject was dead inside the residence,” Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Sergeant Carlos Rosario told the Miami Herald.

Investigators have not determined why Young decided to target the residence, and the incident is still under investigation, Sgt. Rosario said.

“We’re still combing through the house,” he explained. “I have no information on the intruder being armed.”

Chief Otero has been in law enforcement for 25 years, CBP spokesman Michael Silva told the Miami Herald.

She has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the MDPD and Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation, WPLG reported.

Young was not unknown to the MDPD, and was awaiting a criminal mischief trial when he broke into the chief’s home, the Miami Herald reported.

He allegedly destroyed wine bottles inside a convenience store after the clerk refused to call 911 for him, and has been on probation twice for carrying a concealed weapon and grand theft.

Additional charges of battery and another concealed weapon offense were dismissed.

The home invasion marked the second time in a month that a law enforcement officer in the Miami-Dade area confronted an assailant at the officer’s residence.

Doral Police Traffic Officer Lieutenant Gary King, 70, and his wife were attacked in their driveway by two men on Jan. 16, and the lieutenant was ultimately shot in the arm.

Lt. Doral is recovering from his injuries, and the attacker has been arrested.

Comments (18)
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bronx163
bronx163

Good job. Dead bang the end.

Scattered
Scattered

You get what you came for. Trouble. Good for her!

lds719
lds719

As usual, the race of the POS was left out. You get 2 guesses and the second doesn't count.

K9loverheart
K9loverheart

Karma baby.

Propolice
Propolice

He got what he deserved no doubt about it.