The TSA has confirmed the name of the agent killed in a shooting Friday at Los Angeles International Airport. Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, is the first TSA agent killed in the line of duty. CNN reports:
The agency identified him as Gerardo Hernandez, who would have turned 40 next week. He was working as a travel document checker at the time of the shooting, according to TSA workers’ union and federal sources.
Two additional TSA officers were also shot, one in the leg, authorities said.
Please pray for the family of Gerardo I. Hernandez. He's the TSA worker killed today at LAX. They are hard-working people.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 2, 2013
R.I.P. Gerardo Hernandez, the TSA employee killed in the LAX shooting earlier today.
— Piero P. (@THAT_G0MEZ) November 2, 2013