Secret Service officer suspended after home break-in is shot, killed

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Secret Service Officer on Leave Shot and Killed in Washington, D.C..

A uniformed officer in the U.S. A Secret Service officer who was suspended following an April arrest for allegedly trying to break into his girlfriend’s house was shot and killed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., authorities said. Baldwin was most recently assigned to the White House, but had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house. Baldwin, 30, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was shot several times at about 2:50 p.m. and was found by police lying in grass in the 4700 block of First Street SW, along the border of Bellevue and Washington Highlands.

Metropolitan Police, which is investigating the shooting, confirmed that Baldwin sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Baldwin was charged with first-degree burglary and destruction of property in the incident from April, in which he tried to kick in the front door of his former gal pal’s apartment on D Street SE. The woman — who according to court documents was crying, shaking and “appeared to be in fear of her life” — told cops that Baldwin wouldn’t “leave me alone,” the paper reported. Among them was the Dec. 2 indictment of Agent Lee Robert Moore, 37, who allegedly sent an image of his penis to an undercover agent he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Robert Alder, head of the criminal investigation division, said detectives do not think the shooting is related to the victim’s job with the Secret Service’s Foreign Mission Branch or to a domestic incident in April that led to criminal charges being filed against Baldwin.

Alder said at a news conference that police are looking at robbery as the motive for the shooting and are looking at other holdups in the area to see if any are connected. A non-jury trial was scheduled to begin in February. “He was a good man, an amazing person,” the woman told the news station through tears. “He didn’t deserve that. Police Chief Peter Newsham said any homicide “is a tragedy,” but he noted that Baldwin was killed “in broad daylight.” Baldwin was the District’s 155th homicide victim this year, up from 97 at this time in 2014, a near 60 percent increase.

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