Hours after he was ambushed by a group of HYDRA assassins, Nick Fury chose to hide at Steve Rogers' apartment. As Steve returned home, he engaged in a cordial conversation with his neighbor, Kate. As he went into his apartment, however, he found his boss sitting in a chair with all lights closed. Using coded messages on his phone, Nick Fury revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. was compromised and that enemies were listening into his conversation. Suddenly after, Fury was gunned down and presumably killed by the mysterious assassin who he'd encountered earlier. As Fury warned Rogers not to trust anybody, Kate revealed herself as a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative. Steve then decided to pursue the assassin. During the confrontation, however, the man caught his shield, surprising Rogers, before he escaped.