US Secret Service: Man dead after shooting himself outside of White House

Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Law enforcement officers gather infront of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House, he’s in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, after the area was closed to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House midday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that "adult make has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, after the area was closed to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House midday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that “adult make has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Law enforcement officers photograph the area in front of the White House in Washington, which is close to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that "adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin." That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House's north fence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Law enforcement officers photograph the area in front of the White House in Washington, which is close to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that “adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin.” That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House’s north fence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Law enforcement officers at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, close the area to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. A man apparently shot himself along the north fence of the White House midday, according to the Secret Service, which also said he was being treated for the wound. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Law enforcement officers at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, take up positions as they close the area to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House, he’s in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Law enforcement officer stands at the entrance to Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, after the area was closed to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House, he’s in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Law enforcement officers gather in front of the White House in Washington, after the area was closed to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018. Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House midday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that "adult make has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Law enforcement officers photograph the area in front of the White House in Washington, which is close to pedestrian traffic, Saturday, March 3, 2018.  Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday. The District of Columbia Police Department says in a tweet that "adult male has been declared deceased. We are working to notify next of kin." That tweet comes about two hours after the Secret Service first reported that it was responding to reports of a self-inflicted shooting along the White House's north fence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry
Tomas Satoransky, Kyle Lowry

WASHINGTON — A man who shot himself outside of the White House Saturday morning died a few hours later, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

D.C. police identified the man as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, of Maylene, Alabama.

Law enforcement personnel told WTOP’s J.J. Green that the victim came up to the fence and stood outside for a few minutes before taking a concealed handgun weapon from his pocket.

Speaking for the Secret Service, Mason F. Brayman said the man approached the fence shortly before noon and fired several rounds from a handgun. Brayman says none of the shots appear to have been directed toward the White House.

No one else was reported to be hurt in the shooting.

The President and first lady were not at the White House during the time of the incident; they were in Florida.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the White House was affected.

D.C. police, the Secret Service and other law enforcement organizations will lead the investigation into the shooting.

Media outlet Al.com reported that an Auburn University spokesman said Burgess graduated from the school in 2013. The newspaper reports that state records for Burgess revealed no criminal history.

The Associated Press and WTOP’s J.J. Green and Patrick Roth contributed to this report.


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