Pentagon Shooting – 2 Officers Injured, Gunman Dead

Pentagon Shooting

Pentagon Shooting

UPDATE: The suspect in the shooting of two officers near the entrance to the Pentagon has died.

Beverly Fields, chief of staff of the D.C. medical examiner’s office, said the body of 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell arrived at the medical examiner’s office shortly after midnight.


UPDATE: Law enforcement officials say they’ve got one person in custody and are investigating whether a second was involved in a shooting at the Pentagon subway entrance.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still unfolding.

They say there’s no immediate signs of terrorism but, with information coming in quickly, they haven’t ruled anything out.

Two police officers were shot and sustained grazing wounds. The suspect was also shot. His injuries were described as “pretty critical.”

Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation, said authorities were also scrutinizing a second man who may have accompanied the shooting suspect.


Original Post

Two police officers were injured by a gunman firing shots outside the Pentagon tonight and a suspect was in custody, a police spokesman said.

Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening. The officers were taken to George Washington Hospital in Washington. The shooter was injured when police returned fire, a spokesman said.

The shooting occurred at the Pentagon Metro Station, which is just outside the Pentagon's main entrance. The shots were fired at about 6:35 p.m. ET.

The officers belonged to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Defense Department said in a statement. One was apparently hit in the lower part of the body, according to reporters there. He appeared to be alert when he was loaded into an ambulance.

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