Suspect in the U.S Capitol shooting identified

An armed man was wounded Monday by U.S. Capitol Police when he arrived at the Capitol Visitor Center and brandished a weapon at authorities, police said.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the man, who is known to authorities, appeared to draw his weapon when he was shot by police. One other person, described as a 35- to 45-year-old female bystander, suffered minor injuries from flying shrapnel or debris.

The suspect was identified by a federal law enforcement official as Larry Russell Dawson of Antioch, Tenn., who had been charged last year in a Capitol disturbance.

 

Larry Russell Dawson, sospecho del tiroteo

Larry Russell Dawson, sospecho del tiroteo



Dawson was charged Oct. 23 with assaulting a police officer and unlawful conduct on Capitol grounds, according to D.C. court records. He was released but never appeared in court. A bench warrant was issued Nov. 19 for his arrest.

The confrontation Monday transpired in a matter of seconds near the entrance to the visitor center, which was the scene of an active shooter drill earlier in the day. The real-life incident prompted authorities to issue a shelter-in-place order, which was later lifted as police massed near the scene.
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