Police identify suspected intruder killed at ambassador’s DC home – NBC4 Washington

A 19-year-old man from Maryland has been identified as the suspected intruder killed in Washington, DC, home of the Peruvian ambassador, district police said Saturday.

Gordon Casey, of Germantown, Maryland, is accused of smashing several windows with a metal post and ignoring officers’ orders before police shot him on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police did not specify Casey’s possible motive.

A shooting investigation is ongoing at a residence linked to the Peruvian embassy in northwest DC, police say.

Neither the ambassador, Oswaldo de Rivero, nor his family were injured, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee and the embassy said.

Secret Service agents were called to the home in the 3000 block of Garrison Street NW in the leafy, quiet neighborhood of Forest Hills just before 8 a.m. to a reported burglary in progress. The ambassador’s family heard windows in the back of the house being smashed, Contee said.

Officers found a Casey had smashed multiple windows and was holding onto a metal pole in the backyard, police said.

An officer fired his Taser at the Casey, but it had no effect, police said.

Two other officers fired their service pistols, hitting Casey, police said.

DC Fire and EMS treated Casey, but he died at the scene, police said.

Police said earlier this week they believe the incident was random and not a direct attack on the ambassador.

Incidents like this are rare in the neighborhood, the chief said.

The home sits on 10 acres of mostly wooded land surrounded by high fences and accessible only through gated entrances.

Police say the incident is still under investigation and are asking anyone with information to call 202-727-9099.

Stick with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story.

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