Police ID Maryland man shot in incident at Peru envoy’s residence

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Gordon Casey, a 19-year-old from Germantown, Maryland, was recognized by the Metropolitan Police Division on Saturday as the person who was shot and killed by U.S. Secret Service officers this previous week on the residence of Peru’s ambassador to america.

Police mentioned the diplomat and his household had been inside the house within the Forest Hills neighborhood of northwest Washington once they heard a number of home windows being smashed Wednesday morning and known as the Secret Service.

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Officers responding to the decision for a housebreaking in progress encountered a person they mentioned was armed with a metallic stake within the rear yard.

Washington Metropolitan Police blocks the street leading towards the Peruvian ambassador's residence in northwest Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. U.S. Secret Service officers shot

Washington Metropolitan Police blocks the road main in the direction of the Peruvian ambassador’s residence in northwest Washington, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. U.S. Secret Service officers shot “an intruder” Wednesday on the residence of the Peruvian ambassador to america in Washington, authorities mentioned. 
(AP Photograph/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

District of Columbia Police Chief Robert Contee mentioned officers had used a Taser to attempt to detain the person, however “those weapons appear to not have any effect on the person.”

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Police mentioned the officers “gave multiple commands to the suspect to drop the weapon.” When he didn’t, two officers fired their weapons, hanging and killing Casey. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Investigators haven’t revealed any particulars a couple of potential motive. Earlier within the week, Contee mentioned police had been nonetheless making an attempt to be taught why the person was on the ambassador’s residence and why he was smashing the home windows.

A number of home windows and doorways across the massive property had been shattered, he mentioned.

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