Man Who Shot Himself Near White House Identified as Alabama Resident
The man who fatally shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday has been identified as a 26-year-old man from Maylene, Alabama. D.C. police say the man, Cameron Ross Burgess, approached the White House fence on the North Lawn before firing multiple shots from a handgun, "none of which at this time appear to have been directed towards the White House." Burgess died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but no other bystanders were injured in the incident, which authorities are now describing as a suicide. It remains unclear why Burgess chose to take his life in front of the White House.