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November 23, 1994 | EDWIN CHEN and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police detective were shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as gunfire erupted in the squad room of an elite homicide unit at Washington's downtown police headquarters. A fourth person, believed to be the gunman, was also found dead at the scene, officials said. Officials would not assign a motive to the shootings.
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August 1, 2001 | From Associated Press
A former Internal Revenue Service auditor with a long history of mental illness was sentenced Tuesday to three years in a federal prison hospital for a shooting incident outside the White House. U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. accepted the terms of a plea agreement acknowledging Robert W. Pickett's assault on federal officers and possession of a gun without a license in violation of a local law.
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October 30, 1994 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Colorado man standing among tourists in front of the White House pulled a Chinese-made assault rifle from beneath his trench coat Saturday and fired 20 to 30 shots at the mansion and the West Wing, where President Clinton has his office. No one was injured, and White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta told reporters: "The President and his family were never in any danger." The suspected gunman was subdued by passersby.
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May 12, 2001 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The passing of time is only a minor hindrance in Russell Weston's cloistered dream world. Locked in an isolated cell in North Carolina, he is far removed from the courtrooms where lawyers argue over his sanity and his life. He is in no rush to stand trial for two murders that he believes saved the world. Time, he informs visitors, can shift backward. Death is only a temporary state.
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November 19, 1994 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservative radio talk-show host has called it quits amid threats from people who believe his hard-nosed opinions about President Clinton may have incited a Colorado man to spray the White House with gunfire. "I'm leaving," Chuck Baker, 50, told listeners of his popular show "On the Carpet," which has aired for six years on KVOR-AM in Colorado Springs, about 70 miles south of Denver.
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September 13, 1988
Long before a June 14 incident in which he wounded a teen-age intruder at his home, columnist Carl T. Rowan testified, he warned a police officer that if anyone ever confronted him on his property late at night, "I would have to assume they came with evil intent and I would have to shoot them, and I did not want to do that." But the officer, Jasper L. Chatman, testified in the pretrial hearing in District of Columbia Superior Court that Rowan never made such a statement.
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April 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting seven children at the National Zoo was charged Wednesday as an adult. Antoine Bernard Jones, who police say is the son of a convicted drug ring enforcer, is charged with assault with intent to commit murder while armed in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy. The boy, who remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, was injured when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people outside the zoo Monday, police said.
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August 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is liable for damages to three men he wounded in the shooting, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Court Judge John Garrett Penn said the fact that Hinckley was found innocent by reason of insanity in Reagan's shooting does not absolve him of liability for damages to former presidential Press Secretary James Brady and two security officers, Thomas K. Delahanty and Timothy J. McCarthy.
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July 29, 1998 | EDWIN CHEN and ERIN TRODDEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A grateful, mourning nation bade an extraordinary farewell to two slain Capitol policemen Tuesday, as throngs of dignitaries and tourists paid their respects to Pvt. 1st Class Jacob J. Chestnut and Det. John M. Gibson in the Capitol's Rotunda. During the day and into the evening, thousands of citizens and police officers from near and far filed somberly past the flag-draped caskets of the two men, who now join the pantheon of heroes accorded America's highest posthumous honor.
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July 25, 1998 | JONATHAN PETERSON and SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From his peaceful perch inside the majority whip's serpentine Capitol office, Special Agent John Gibson, big, sandy-haired and friendly, would toss out comments to the lawmakers who trooped in, always speaking in a thick Boston accent. But on Friday, as Congress was emptying out for a summer weekend, the echoing blast of gunfire whipped through the air.
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March 31, 2001 | From Associated Press
The pop, pop, pop of gunfire outside a Washington hotel 20 years ago sent the lives of those at the scene ricocheting in different directions. Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, who took a bullet meant for President Reagan, is a police chief in a Chicago suburb. His heroism that day, March 30, 1981, underpinned a campaign for statewide political office a few years ago.
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March 17, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The teenager who wounded seven young people when he opened fire at the National Zoo last April was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In sentencing Antoine Jones, 17, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Noel A. Kramer said, "You have a decent family. Your mother has worked very hard to raise you the right way." "I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm not a bad person at all," Jones said.
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February 9, 2001 | Times wire services
U.S. officials considered what charges to bring against an Indiana man who fired shots near the White House as details emerged Thursday of a disturbed man who hated his ex-employer, the Internal Revenue Service. Robert W. Pickett, 47, of Evansville, Ind., was in good condition at a local hospital, where he had knee surgery after being shot Wednesday by a Secret Service agent. Justice Department officials were expected to file charges today.
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February 8, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secret Service officers on Wednesday shot and wounded a man who had fired a handgun outside the south fence of the White House. President Bush, who was inside the Executive Mansion at the time, was never in danger. The incident occurred shortly before noon EST and triggered a temporary security clampdown--keeping visitors from entering or leaving the White House and snarling traffic for blocks.
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May 1, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven times this school year a student at Ballou Senior High School here has been killed and seven times a mourning ritual has begun: crisis counselors, ribbons on tree trunks, a victim's picture on a T-shirt. "The mourning is constant. It takes its toll and you're always weary of it," said Art Bridges, principal at the inner-city school.
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April 27, 2000 | From Associated Press
A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting seven children at the National Zoo was charged Wednesday as an adult. Antoine Bernard Jones, who police say is the son of a convicted drug ring enforcer, is charged with assault with intent to commit murder while armed in the shooting of an 11-year-old boy. The boy, who remains in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, was injured when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people outside the zoo Monday, police said.
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April 5, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting claims that his actions resulted from mental illness, a federal jury Tuesday convicted Francisco Martin Duran of attempted assassination of President Clinton and nine other weapon-related charges for spraying the White House with semiautomatic rifle fire last October. A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated only five hours before convicting the former Colorado hotel worker. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey set sentencing for June 29. U.S. Atty. Eric H. Holder Jr.
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April 20, 1993 | From Reuters
Police charged a man with murder hours after a broad-daylight shotgun killing on a Washington street Monday and said they might have captured the "shotgun stalker" who has kept the capital in jitters for two months. Police said the latest victim, a 61-year-old man, was killed in the Columbia Heights section of Washington--a mainly residential area about two miles from the White House--and a motorist was later caught and questioned after a car chase.
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April 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Tuesday in Monday's shootings at the National Zoo that wounded seven youths and stunned visitors to one of the capital's most popular tourist attractions. The teenager was taken into custody without incident at the home of a relative in Northeast Washington, Assistant Police Chief Terrance Gainer said. A shotgun was found at the scene, he said. The youngster was charged with assault with intent to kill. Police Cmdr.
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April 25, 2000 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six children were shot and wounded, one of them critically, when gunfire erupted Monday at the National Zoo during an apparently gang-related dispute that caught visitors to the popular tourist site in the cross-fire. Authorities said that a seventh victim suffered a seizure resulting from the violence. Police Chief Charles Ramsey said that security officers at the 163-acre zoo were escorting some feuding youths to the exit when shots broke out.
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