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Suspect shot by Secret Service outside White House Monday, identified as Maryland man

Shots fired near White House
Posted at 9:21 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 09:21:32-04

WASHINGTON — A suspect shot by Secret Service outside the White House Monday, has been identified as a 51-year-old Maryland man.

Officials say Myron Basil Berryman, of Forestville, told an officer standing at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., that he had a weapon.

Berryman reportedly ran aggressively at the officer, while pulling something from his clothing, as if he was going to draw down.

Secret Service say he crouched down into a shooter's stance, making it look like he was going to fire.

The officer reacted by shooting Berryman in the torso.

He's since been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.