Police identify Maryland man shot dead in incident at Peruvian ambassador’s home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Casey, a 19-year-old from Germantown, Maryland, was identified Saturday by the Metropolitan Police Department as the man who was shot by U.S. Secret Service agents last week at the residence of the Ambassador of Peru. in the USA.

Police said the diplomat and his family were inside the home in the Forest Hills neighborhood of northwest Washington when they heard several smashed windows Wednesday morning and called the Secret Service.

Officers responding to the call for a burglary in progress encountered a man they believe was armed with a metal stake in the backyard.

District of Columbia Police Chief Robert Contee said officers used a Taser to try to detain the man, but “these guns appear to have no effect on the person.”

Police said officers “gave the suspect several orders to drop the weapon.” When he didn’t, two officers fired their guns, hitting and killing Casey. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have not revealed any details about a potential motive. Earlier in the week, Contee said police were still trying to find out why the man was at the ambassador’s home and why he was breaking windows.

Several windows and doors around the large property had been smashed, he said.

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