Man fatally shoots himself in head in front of White House

US: Man shoots self near White House

Cameron Ross Burgess of Alabama has been identified as the man who killed himself near the White House on Saturday, Secret Service officials said.

The incident allegedly happened along the North Fence line of the White House on Saturday afternoon, the Secret Service said via Twitter.

At the time, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania were at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Bugess was a 2013 graduate of Auburn University, according to a spokesperson with the university.

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No members of the First Family were present at the White House on Saturday when Burgess shot himself, authorities said.

After the incident, the US Secret service reported that near the fence surrounding the White house, a man injured himself with a firearm.

The Secret Service reported the White House was immediately put on lockdown in response to the shooting.

Police and medical personnel quickly swarmed the area, and the White House was placed on lockdown.

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The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department was the lead investigative organization for this shooting, supported by the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office and other law enforcement organizations.

A search of online court records in Alabama shows no prior criminal record, though Burgess did receive a speeding ticket in August 2010 from a State Trooper who stopped him in Tallapoosa County.

Witnesses told The Washington Post that a crowd of more than 100 was in the area at the time and that people fled after the shots were fired. Traffic around the White House was impacted by the order, the agency said.

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