FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A sheriff's deputy was shot to death and another wounded yesterday as they served a search warrant seeking evidence of child pornography, officials said.
Detective Todd Fatta, 33, was killed when shots hit him in the chest, penetrating his bulletproof vest, Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne said, holding back tears. Fatta's partner was also injured.
The occupant of the house, Kenneth Wilk, was taken into custody. Other officers returned fire at Wilk, but he was not injured, Jenne said.
Wilk was held on charges of conspiracy to possess child pornography and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Charges in Fatta's death were not immediately filed.
Wilk, 42, was arrested last year when he allegedly threatened officers who served a child pornography warrant at the home. And Wilk's roommate, Kelly Ray Jones, was arrested last month on charges of using the Internet to send illicit images of children to an undercover detective.