WASHINGTON – The U.S. Secret Service says a uniformed officer who was suspended after being charged in a domestic incident earlier this year has been shot and killed.
District of Columbia police say USSS Uniformed Division Officer Arthur Baldwin was shot and killed shortly before 3 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in southwest Washington on Tuesday. Police are looking for three people in connection with the shooting, but have released no information about them or a possible motive.
Baldwin was placed on leave and his security clearance was suspended in April after he was charged with trying to break into his girlfriend’s house while armed.
His most recent court appearance was on Tuesday, a few hours before he was slain. He was scheduled for trial in February.
In a statement, USSS said:
“Secret Service is aware of the information. We express condolences to the family of our employee. Any inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to Metropolitan Police Department.”
Several incidents involving the Secret Service have come under investigation over the last several months.
Earlier this year, the inspector general was investigating a March 4 incident in which two high-ranking agency officials were accused of driving into a secure area at the White House after a night of drinking.
Video of this incident was shown during the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Capitol Hill.
On December 2, a Secret Service officer accused of trying to solicit sex from an undercover agent he thought was a 14-year-old girl was indicted on a federal charge of trying to transfer obscene material to a minor.