Wednesday, November 16, 2011

21-year-old Suspect In Connection With The White House Shooting Arrested By PA State Police

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernández

Photos: U.S. Park Police

Shooting suspect described as a 21-year-old Hispanic male who was reported missing by Idaho family members last October 31.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 16, 2011

Indiana, Pennsylvania - On Wednesday, the U.S. Secret Service confirmed the arrest of Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernández, 21, of Idaho Falls, Idaho in connection with last Friday's White House shooting incident. Ortega-Hernández was taken into custody around 12:35 p.m. at a hotel near Indiana, Pennsylvania (PA) by the PA State Police, according to the Secret Service.
On Friday, Ortega-Hernández allegedly fired several shots around 9:00 p.m. at the White House in Wshington, D.C. during a drive-by. His vehicle was found five minutes later and a weapon registered to Ortega-Hernández was recovered by U.S. Park Police and the Secret Service.
Two bullets hit the White House building, one was stuck in a bullet proof window and the other in the building exterior. Bullet castings were recovered along the 1600 block of Constitution Ave., the Secret Service reported.
President Barack H. Obama was not at the White House, the Secret Service reported.
Ortega-Hernández was reported missing on October 31, by family members in Idaho. He had just moved in the D.C. area several weeks ago, the investigation revealed.

Connected by MOTOBLUR™ on T-Mobile

No comments: