Shortly before noon on Saturday, Alabama native, Cameron Ross Burgess, shot himself with a handgun as he stood near the fence on the north side of the White House, according to the Secret Service. He fired several shots, none at the White House. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were in Florida at the time.
Burgess, 26, was from Maylene, a small town in Shelby County. He graduated from Thompson High School in 2009 and from Auburn University in 2013, with a degree in psychology.
Burgess was previously employed at the Department of Human Resources in Auburn.