WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP/WTNH) – A guard at the U.S. Census Bureau in a suburb of Washington D.C. was shot and killed on Thursday. Police say a domestic dispute started it all.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the guard at the agency’s campus in Suitland, Maryland was critically wounded after approaching a car where he saw two people fighting inside. That man was armed and shot the guard Lawrence Buckner when he approached the car. Buckner was rushed to the hospital in Cheverly, Maryland but died. After the shooting, the suspect took off and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Authorities say the suspect fired at them during the chase before police blocked him and collided with his car. The suspect was then cornered and opened fire again. Police shot back and in that gunfire exchange the suspect and one cop was wounded.
Authorities say this is not a terrorism-related event. The FBI and local police are calling it a domestic related event.