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Man wanted in D.C. shooting has ‘Israel’ tattoo

JTA

November 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

A man wanted in an alleged shooting near the White House has “Israel” tattooed on his neck.

In a Nov. 12 web posting, the U.S. Park Police say they are seeking Oscar Ramiro Ortega, 21, in the Nov. 11 shooting in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue in Washington, between the White House and the Washington Monument.

The Park Police, the authority in the area of the National Mall, found evidence in a vehicle abandoned several blocks away that led to Ortega’s arrest warrant.

The web posting describes Ortega as 5 feet, 11 inches and 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hai,r and with the following marks: “His right hand has a tattoo of three dots, he has a tattoo stating ‘Ortega’ on his upper back, a tattoo on his right chest of rosary beads and hands clasped in prayer, a tattoo of folded hands on left chest, and the words ‘Israel’ tattooed on left side of neck.”

Photos of a bearded Ortega pictured outdoors and smiling, and showing his “Israel” tattoo in a flowery script, appear on the web posting. It is not clear how the police obtained the photos.

Police reportedly have asked demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement encamped nearby if they have seen Ortega among them.

The U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday discovered two bullets that hit the White House. One was lodged in a protected glass window on the residential level.

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