Man Shot By Secret Service Near White House After Running at Officers and Yelling He Had a Gun

A man was shot and wounded by Secret Service officer near the White House on Monday evening as he said he had and gun and ran toward the officer, officials say.

President Donald Trump was pulled out of his briefing room, and the White House was put on lockdown after the shot was fired.

Myron Berryman is the man who was shot by the Secret Service officer. A law enforcement source close to the investigation said. He’s 51, and his last address was in Forestville, Maryland. He was still in a hospital Tuesday afternoon being treated for his injuries.

The Secret Service officer was standing at his post when the man approached him and said he had a gun. The man then ran toward the officer and “in a drawing motion, withdrew an object from his clothing,” the Secret Service said in a statement “He then crouched into a shooter’s stance as if about to fire a weapon,” the officer then fired his weapon and hit the man in the torso.

According to DailyCaller

The individual shot by a Secret Service officer Monday evening near the White House during President Donald Trump’s press conference has been identified, according to the Washington Post.

Myron Berryman, 51, was identified as the man who allegedly approached a Secret Service officer at his post nearby the White House and said he had a weapon. Berryman shouted, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to shoot you,” according to the Washington Post.

Berryman has lived in Dayton, Ohio as well as Forestville, Maryland, and more recently Wheeling, West Virginia. He was reportedly a professional boxer from 2000-2004, according to the Journal News.

The individual, who was not named in the Secret Service’s statement, reportedly turned around, ran aggressively towards the officer and in a “drawing motion” withdrew an “object” from his clothing. The suspect then crouched into a “shooter’s stance” and was then shot in the torso by the officer.

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