A Twisted Trail of Blood

It led to a Miami shootout

Passersby assumed they had stumbled on the filming of an episode of Miami Vice: a gang of men, dodging around cars and trees as they fired guns at one another on a sunny, suburban Miami street. But the scene was all too real, a bloody shootout between seven FBI agents and the two robbery suspects they had cornered. In the end, two lawmen lay dead--the 28th and 29th agents killed in the line of duty in the FBI's 78-year history. The suspects, William Matix, 34, and Michael Platt, 32, were also slain. As investigators last week traced the paths that Matix...

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