Guard dies after being shot at Census Bureau


Update: The security guard who was admitted after he was shot at the headquarters of the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, Maryland, died from his wounds, a spokesperson for Prince George’s Hospital Center confirmed to NBC News. The guard was identified as Lawrence Buckner.

Police say a man who kidnapped his wife shot a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland before leading police on a chase into Washington, D.C., that ended with the suspect and an officer wounded.

District Police Chief Cathy Lanier told a news conference Thursday night that shortly after authorities received a report of a kidnapping, a guard at the Census Bureau saw two people fighting in a car.

Lanier says when the guard approached the car, he was shot. Fire officials in Prince George’s County say he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Lanier said the suspect in the shooting was spotted and chased by Washington, D.C., police. The suspect’s car crashed in northeast Washington, and in an exchange of gunfire, the suspect and a police officer were shot.

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