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Monday
Nov142011

Police Seek Gunman Who Was Near White House

Picture released by Park Police of suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega.(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Park Police are searching for an Idaho man who discharged a rifle Friday night just south of the White House in the area of the National Mall. Police have been searching for Oscar Ramiro Ortega after the incident when reports of gunfire were reported on the National Mall by 16th Street and Constitution Ave.

Ortega’s car was found blocks away, abandoned, with a semi-automatic rifle stashed in it, and police confirmed Monday that shell casings were discovered in the car. He is believed to have fled from the scene.

“We’re not sure what his intentions were,” Park Police spokesman David Schlosser said.

Still officials are concerned, given that the shots were fired on an iconic stretch of real estate in the nation’s capital on a busy Friday night.

Sources tell ABC News that the Secret Service is trying to meet and interview Ortega’s family and friends in an effort to determine what his intentions were.

Sources familiar with the case say that because of the location — about a half-mile from the White House — authorities would like to know whether Ortega was targeting the president or White House personnel.  They emphasized they do not yet know his motivations.

Ortega has an extensive criminal record from his time in Idaho, according to a review of charges from Bonneville County, where Ortega lived, ranging from alcohol possession to domestic violence charges. Police also said that he had criminal records in Texas and Utah and may have assaulted law enforcement officials.

There is currently a warrant out for Ortega’s arrest.

Officials said that the pictures were taken by Arlington County Police when Ortega was stopped and questioned about suspicious activity. He was questioned by police before Friday’s gunfire. Officials with Arlington County have declined to discuss why they stopped Ortega.

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Friday
Aug052011

FBI Hunts Fugitive Siblings in Bank Robbery

FBI(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The FBI is asking the public to help find three fugitive siblings who allegedly shot at a Florida police officer during a high-speed chase, then robbed a bank in Georgia and wrote an ominous text message to their mother.

The first shootout happened shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday when an officer attempted to pull over the trio for speeding along state road 54, north of Tampa.

During the five-mile chase Ryan Dougherty, 21, and his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29, and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, reached speeds of up to 100 mph in their 2006 white Subaru Impreza, which had a New York license plate. They fired multiple rounds at the Zephyrhills, Fla., officer and eventually ruined one of his tires.

The siblings escaped, and police later found 20 high caliber shell casings along the route. The officer was not injured.

That same day, the trio traveled to southern Georgia, more than 200 miles away from where they had been pursued. The siblings stole an undisclosed amount of money after firing two rounds in a Valdosta, Ga., bank with what appeared to be an AK-47, according to commander Brian Childress, Valdosta Police Department spokesman. Nobody in the bank was injured.

Now the alleged bandits are on the run, last seen in an older model white, 4-door sedan.

So far the siblings only appear to have communicated with one relative -- their mother. Tobin said she received a text saying, "There's a time for all of us to die."

Law enforcement officials have repeatedly said the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see them or their car, call the FBI at (404) 679-9000 or the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call 229-293-3091.

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