Man Shot Outside White House Remains in Critical Condition

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Law enforcement officers stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 20, 2016, after the White House was placed on lockdown for a shooting nearby. A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House on Friday afternoon and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Law enforcement officers stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, after the White House was placed on lockdown for a shooting nearby. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition Saturday, one day after the shooting. She referred other questions to the Secret Service, but a spokesman for that agency, Robert Hoback, declined to discuss the case, citing the continuing investigation.

On Friday, a U.S. law enforcement official said that authorities identified the gunman as Jesse Oliveri of Ashland, Pennsylvania, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to release the information.

Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director David Iacovetti said Friday that one of the agency’s officers shot the man once after he approached a checkpoint at about 3 p.m. and refused repeated commands to drop his weapon.

Iacovetti said the gunman never made it inside the White House complex, and no one else was injured.

The Metropolitan Police Department, the Secret Service, Park Police and the FBI said in a joint statement Friday night that there was “no known nexus to terrorism.”

Messages left Saturday at a home telephone number for Oliveri in Ashland weren’t returned.

Court records show that Oliveri, 31, had just one recorded run-in with police in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, resulting in a 2004 guilty plea to careless driving.