A man who was shot after calmly opening fire on two Pentagon police officers died early Friday, authorities said.
The gunman was John Patrick Bedell, a law enforcement source said. At a Friday morning news conference, Pentagon Police Chief Richard S. Keevill referred to him only as Bedell and said he was from California.
Bedell had “no real emotion in his face” as he approached the officers Thursday evening, Keevill said. He pulled a gun out of his pocket when asked for identification to enter the Pentagon, the chief said.
Keevill praised the officers for acting “quickly and decisively to neutralize him as a threat” without hurting anyone else.
The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries — one in the thigh and the other in the shoulder, the chief said.
Surveillance video shows the gunman acted alone, Keevill said.
The officers were placed on administrative leave, which is routine in officer-involved shootings, the chief added.
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