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Slain TSA agent identified in LAX shooting

Gunman targeting TSA agents opens fire in terminal, killing a screener. Flights are disrupted across nation.

November 01, 2013|By Brian Bennett, Richard Winton, Scott Gold, Samantha Schaefer, and Joseph Serna

Transportation Security Administration officials Friday night identified the agent killed in a rampage at LAX as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39.

Officials provided no details about Hernandez. A second TSA agent was also shot at LAX, but he has not been identified.

"No words can explain the horror that we experienced today when a shooter took the life of a member of our family and injured two TSA officers at Los Angeles International Airport," TSA administrator John S. Pistole said in a statement.

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