Bullet Hits White House Window, Cops Hunt Shooter
They fear Oscar Ramiro Ortega may be threat to president
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2011 2:32 AM CST
Updated Nov 16, 2011 7:51 AM CST
An arrest warrant has been issued for Oscar Ramiro Ortega, 21.   (US Parks Service)

(Newser) – A suspect believed to have fired shots at the White House last week is still at large and police believe he may be a threat to President Obama. A semi-automatic weapon was found in a crashed car belonging to Oscar Ramiro Ortega, a 21-year-old Idaho man, CNN reports. Ortega has a fixation with the White House and a criminal record that includes convictions for domestic violence, drug offenses, and assaulting police officers, sources tell ABC.

A bullet was found in a White House window after Friday's incident. It had been stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass. Authorities believe Ortega has been in the DC area for weeks, repeatedly visiting the Washington Mall, and possibly blending in with Occupy protesters.

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catchesthewind
Nov 16, 2011 11:02 AM CST
Check the shooters immigration status. Check the weapon serial number for Operation Fast and Furious connection. Fire AG Holder immediately.
Steviejeep
Nov 16, 2011 10:32 AM CST
Only a conservative thought pattern can take a man shooting at the white house and blame it on the current president. The right wing is unbelievable. Science should look into studying how the brain of conservatives work, maybe they could develope a pill that would allow a person to live in their own little delusional bubble world. Sound like a great cure for depression.
eow182
Nov 16, 2011 10:24 AM CST
oh, it's okay. The President can just order him to be assassinated since he's an American citizen and everything.