Man shot in critical condition
WASHINGTON — A gunman shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital Saturday, one day after the shooting, a hospital spokeswoman said.
George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition.
She referred other questions to the Secret Service, but a spokesman for that agency, Robert Hoback, declined to discuss the case, citing the continuing investigation.
On Friday, a U.S. law enforcement official said authorities identified the gunman as Jesse Oliveri of Ashland, Pa., about 120 kilometres northwest of Philadelphia. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Secret Service deputy assistant director David Iacovetti said Friday one of the agency’s officers shot the man once after he approached a checkpoint at about 3 p.m. and refused repeated commands to drop his weapon.
Iacovetti said the gunman never made it inside the White House complex, and no one else was injured.
The Metropolitan Police Department, the Secret Service, Park Police and the FBI said in a joint statement Friday night there was “no known nexus to terrorism.”
Messages left Saturday at a home telephone number for Oliveri in Ashland weren’t returned.