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(WABNEWS) — The United States Secret Service (USSS) reported a shooting in which police officers shot an intruder near the residence of the Peruvian embassy in Washington on Wednesday morning.
“Officer-Involved Shooting. Following a confrontation, uniformed division officers shot a reported intruder at a residence in the 3000 block of Garrison Street NW shortly before 08:00. Public information officers en route to the scene . No injuries reported among officers,” USSS communications chief Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet.RELATED
Officer involved shooting – following a confrontation, uniformed division officers shot a reported intruder at a residence in the 3000 block of Garrison St NW shortly before 0800. Public information officers en route to the scene. No injuries reported to officers. pic.twitter.com/DF3iwz9j7x
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) April 20, 2022
The Washington Metropolitan Police Department also indicated that it is responding to the scene and that a briefing with the medi a will be held soon at the scene. The exact timing of the briefing is not yet known.
DC Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee III gave a brief news conference near the scene of the incident in Washington and said officers were called to a robbery in progress on the grounds of the Peruvian ambassadors’ residence.
The suspect did not respond to officers’ taser fire and died after members of the Secret Service’s uniformed division had to fire their weapons after the taser failed to subdue him.
Contee said members of the Secret Service’s uniformed division were summoned to the scene just before 8:00 am ET this morning in response to a call of a “burglary in progress.”
Upon arrival, agents “located an individual who was in the rear of the Peruvian ambassador’s residence. Once agents encountered this individual in the rear, they learned that the individual had smashed several windows of back of the residence. They encountered this person, they pulled out their less-lethal service weapons—their stun guns. This person was holding a metal stake. The officers fired the stun guns, but they had no effect, and since these weapons had no effect, the officers ended up drawing their service weapons, shooting and this person has died,” Contee said.
The encounter between the officers and the suspect occurred in the “backyard” of the residence, according to Contee.
The suspect was described as an adult male in his 20s and 30s and there is no indication that he was known to law enforcement prior to this incident, Contee said, adding that there is currently no indication that he knew he was at the residence. of the ambassador, and it is not clear at this time if he made the entrance, Contee said.
Contee said members of the MPD force investigation team are handling the investigation as an officer involved shooting. The MPD is also working with its partners in the US Secret Service to investigate this.
Contee said the ambassador and his wife were there at the time but were uninjured.
The agents were taken to the area hospital to be evaluated and do not present injuries that endanger their lives.