The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) identified a Germantown man shot and killed by the United States Secret Service (USSS) after attempting to enter the Peruvian ambassador’s residence.
At approximately 7:57 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, USSS officers responded to the occupied residence of the Peruvian Embassy Ambassador for the report of a burglary in progress.
Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple broken windows at the residence located in the 3000 block of Garrison Street in Northwest D.C.
Police located the suspect in the backyard of the residence. He was armed with a metal pole, according to a press release.
MPD identified the suspect as Gordon Casey, 19, of Germantown.
USSS officers gave Casey multiple commands to drop the weapon, according to MPD. One USSS officer discharged their taser at the suspect. However, it did not take effect on the alleged intruder, police said.
Two additional USSS officers then proceeded to fire their service pistols at Casey. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and performed lifesaving measures. The suspect was pronounced deceased and remained at the scene until he was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Officials continue to investigate the alleged burglary and the officer-involved shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.