Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted that an adult male between the ages of 25-30, who was stationed at the Census bureau’s main gate, was shot in his upper body and was in “extremely critical” condition at a nearby hospital.
Local media later reported that the guard died of his injuries.
The incident started around 6:30 PM, and while the suspect’s intentions were unclear, governments sources cited in the Washington Post said police told them the shooting was likely domestic in nature.
— Clarence Williams (@nu1wcf) April 9, 2015
Following the shooting, the suspect, who police described as in his 40s, took off in a black car.
DC Metropolitan Police officials later saw a car matching the description of the alleged gunman’s vehicle on the 1100 Block of H Street, Northeast. The suspect exchanged fire with police, shooting one in the leg, and was then shot by police.
— Flannery (@flandub) April 9, 2015
— Mike Clarke (@MediaMikeDC) April 10, 2015
Authorities initially reported the suspect was killed during the shootout, but later retracted that statement and said he had survived and was in custody.