Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez

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How the Secret Service 'Bungled' White House Shooting

Agency didn't even know White House had been hit: investigation

(Newser) - The Secret Service fumbled its response to a 2011 attack on the White House so badly that the president and Michelle Obama were furious with the agency behind closed doors, according to a Washington Post investigation. The Post's article—apparently based on documents, radio transmissions, and interviews with key... More »

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 »

Alleged Obama Shooter Made Audition Tape for Oprah

Oscar Ortega-Hernandez: I'm the 'modern-day Jesus Christ'

(Newser) - Glimpses into the disturbed minds of accused assassins do not usually come in the form of audition tapes made for Oprah Winfrey. But alleged White House shooter Oscar Ortega-Hernandez bared his soul in just such a tape, Fox 5 DC reports. Wearing a black suit and a rosary, Ortega-Hernandez begs... More »

Shooting Suspect Charged With Trying to Kill Obama

Ortega-Hernandez faces attempted assassination charges

(Newser) - The 21-year-old accused of firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House will be charged with trying to assassinate President Obama, reports CNN . Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez faces life in prison if convicted. Secret Service agents found two bullets, including one that got stopped by reinforced glass in a White House... 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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