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Wounded LAX agents recall chaos as shooter pleads guilty

James Speer had just helped a shell-shocked passenger run away from a gunman at Los Angeles International Airport and thought they were in the clear.

That's when Speer, an officer with the Transportation Security Administration, watched as a bullet ripped through the calf of another passenger.

"A split second before I could say, 'Oh my God,' I felt boom, boom in the back and upper left arm. I was thrown forward from the blast," said Speer, who ran wounded into a convenience store amid the chaos.

Speer hid behind a pillar as the gunman moved through the terminal, asking people if they were TSA agents and letting them go when they said no.

The gunman,...

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