Myron Chisem: ICE Agent Shot, Killed By Son
A federal agent was shot and killed in his home in Carson, California on Wednesday evening, and his son, age 14, is now behind bars, suspected of pulling the trigger.
Officers are saying that Special Agent Myron Chisem of the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit, was shot through a backyard window as he sat in the living room watching T.V. on Wednesday. His son, whose name has not been released, is the one who called 911 to report the incident.
The gun, one of Chisem’s, was later found in the front yard of the two-story home, which Chisem shared with his girlfriend and son. The boy’s mother, who was present with her son as police questioned him throughout the night, lives elsewhere.
Sheriff’s Lt. Holly Francisco said that, “evidence gained from the scene and statements made by the suspect” led to the arrest of the teen, who neighbors and family friends say is well-liked, and a good student at a nearby high school. Sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht stated that when deputies arrived:
“They were met by a teenage boy who directed them to a front room. Here, deputies found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.”
ICE Director John Morton released a statement regarding Myron Chisem’s death, the second the department has had already this year. Morton said:
“I am deeply saddened to report that one of our ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents died tragically at his home in the Los Angeles area overnight. This is a difficult time for the family and loved ones of the agent, and for everyone at ICE. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
Federal agents came to the house and lined the driveway, saluting as Chisem’s flag-draped body was carried out.