D.C. police have identified the man as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Alabama. Police say Burgess came up to the area close to the North White House fence line around 11:46 a.m. before taking out a handgun and firing multiple times. Secret Service confirmed that Burgess shot himself in the head and was pronounced dead.
Officials say they do not believe the shooting was "directed towards the White House" and confirmed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were not in the White House when the shooting happened.
No other injuries were reported in connection with the incident. Burgess' body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, police say.