Oscar Ramiro Ortega

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White House Shooter Riled About Pot Law: Prosecutors

Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez practiced for 6 months: new document

(Newser) - Prosecutors believe Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who was arrested after allegedly shooting the White House in 2011, may have been motivated by his unhappiness with US marijuana policy, the AP reports. The Idaho 22-year-old "expressed anger toward the government regarding the continued criminalization of marijuana," they say in a... More »

White House Shooting Suspect Arrested

Oscar Ortega-Hernandez found in Pennsylvania hotel

(Newser) - The 21-year-old drifter suspected of firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House has been arrested in Pennsylvania, reports the AP . Police say they caught Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez at a hotel in the southwestern part of the state after an intense manhunt. His distinctive tattoos, including a prominent one of... More »

Bullet Hits White House Window, Cops Hunt Shooter

They fear Oscar Ramiro Ortega may be threat to president

(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... More »

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