An ATF agent was shot in Dallas early Thursday morning while attempting to serve federal warrants Thursday morning.
A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman said the agent's injuries aren't life-threatening.
The agent was working with a team that included the ATF, Dallas police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.They were serving federal narcotics and weapons warrants on suspected gang members at a home in the 900 block of Hannah Way in east Dallas when someone inside the home fired about five rounds, the ATF said.
Law enforcement did not return fire.
ATF spokesman Tom Crowley said the agent was shot at least once at the doorway of 39-year-old Gary Montgomery's home, where the warrant was being served. The male agent was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Crowley declined to name the agent.
He said he expects charges to be filed by the U.S. Attorney's office after an investigation.
Montgomery, also known as "G-Bone," was one of 16 people being sought by authorities in a joint city and federal investigation called "Operation Greedy Grove."
Dallas police said the investigation targeted drug suppliers in the Pleasant Grove and Highland Hills neighborhoods.
"These people where suppliers to your normal, everyday drug houses which impact our neighborhoods," Deputy Chief Andy Acord said.
Police said 12 of the 16 suspects were arrested Thursday.
Neighbors of Montgomery said they saw no evidence of trouble at his home until Thursday.
"It’s just unreal, what happened today," Bonnie Miller said. "It’s stuff you’d see on TV, it’s not something you see right down the street from your house."
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