Guard Dead After Census Bureau Shooting
A guard was shot and killed by a gunman at the census bureau in Maryland Thursday night by a gunman who was shot by police after a chase.
The guard was identified late Thursday as Lawrence Buckner, 59. He died at Prince George’s Hospital Center at 7:19 p.m.
The gunman, described by police Thursday only as a man in his 30s or 40s, left a trail of violence in his wake.
The chaos started when the gunman kidnapped his wife in the 300 block of T Street NE Thursday afternoon, police said. The gunman is also suspected in a shooting on Bruce Place in southeast D.C.
As police were getting word of the kidnapping, the gunman drove to the headquarters of the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland.
Buckner spotted him arguing with someone in his car. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said when Buckner approached the car, he was shot.
Later, D.C. police spotted the gunman’s car. He shot at pursuing police at 3rd and K streets in Northeast, Lanier said. In the area of 11th and H streets, a busy section of northeast D.C., police were able to block the gunman’s path with their cruisers, causing a collision with the gunman’s dark green Honda.