Rattigan To Face Charges For Shooting Three US Officers.


A Jamaican man, said to be in the United States illegally, is accused of shooting three police officers in Washington DC.

The shooting reportedly occurred on February 14 and led to an hours-long standoff.

ICE says the suspect, Stephen Claude Rattigan, is an unlawfully present 48-year-old citizen of Jamaica.  

Rattigan reportedly has a criminal history that dates back to 1995, including previous convictions for larceny and drug charges.

ICE says he was deported to Jamaica in 2001 and re-entered the US illegally.

Rattigan was arrested on February 14 hours after police attempted to serve a warrant at his home for alleged animal cruelty.

According to FOX 5, a concerned citizen called the Washington Humane Society in early January over concerns of dogs being neglected at his home.

When the officers arrived, Rattigan fired several shots through his front door, hitting three officers.

He then barricaded himself inside and refused to come out for 12 hours.

The standoff ended with the peaceful arrest of Rattigan.

He faces three counts of assault on a police officer, cruelty to animals, and aggravated assault.  

Photo: Stephen Claude Rattigan is said to have barricaded himself inside his house and refused to come out for 12 hours after he shot three police officers.