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>> i did get a reservation. i will not sell it. i'm going to share it. "world n tonight, breaking news, shots fired outside the white house. a suspect pulling out a gun. the white house on lockdown. the vice president inside and was secured. the shooter taken down. we're on the scene tonight. breaking developments in the crash of flight 804. was there a fire on board? our team there tonight as teams fly over the search area. what's now been discovered and the focus on who was in the cockpit. here at home, the frightening moment in court. the uber driver charged in a killing spree, lashing out with one of his alleged victims in court. they rush to drag him out. was this man stunned to death? >> tase him! >> the officers with the taser and the moment after the struggle when one of the
officers says, "i'm fired." >> dude, i'm fired. an abc news exclusive. inside rikers with its history as one of the most violent jails in america. diane sawyer inside tonight. and graduation day. you need to meet our very little persons of the week. good evening and we begin tonight with that alarming scene playing out at the white house late today. a man walking right up to a white house check point with a gun. authorities say he would not drop it. it triggered an immediate lockdown at the white house. the secret service opening fire. the gunman injured but he survived. the vice president was at the white house complex but he was secured. jonathan karl at the white house tonight. >> reporter: police officers in tactical gear race to the white house as a frightening situation unfolded just a block away. it was just about 3:00 p.m. not far from the south lawn. a man walked up to a white house checkpoint carrying a firearm.
secret service officials say he was ordered to drop the gun but refused, waving the weapon in a threatening way. an agent nearby fired a single shot, hitting the man in the abdomen. this one of the few sunny days we've had in washington all month. so there were families out here, joggers, tourists. the place packed with people when that shot rang out right over there. confusion as authorities raced to the scene. stopping traffic, securing the lawn, yelling at people to get back in place. >> get back over that way. >> we heard a shot and we got scared. >> a single shot. the cops come out of the side. they've got their guns drawn. >> reporter: the white house was put on lockdown. the president was out golfing but vice president biden was on white house grounds. >> chaos at the white house today. jon karl at the white house.
what do we know about the gunman? >> reporter: they have not released his name yet but they are searching a car a couple blocks from here. they believe may be lirnlged to linked to him and the suspect is in a nearby hospital in critical condition. >> jon, thanks. we turn to another breaking headline at this hour. this one involving the crash of the passenger jet egyptair 804. tonight there are now reports there might have been smoke and a fire on board in the moments before that jet vanished from radar. the red eye flight from paris to cairo disappearing from radar about 175 miles off the coast of egypt. david kerley this evening on the signal sent moments before the jet went down. >> reporter: this jetliner apparently sent data before disappearing. suggesting there was smoke, and possibly fire in the all important equipment compartment. the airbus a-320 had a data transmission system know as acars which sent signals of "smoke in the lavatory," and "avionics smoke," which would be the equipment bay below the forward lavatory.
a bay that contains the jet's electronics which control the entire aircraft. >> this is a major clue to what happened. >> this is a major clue? >> i would personally say at this point, i will come off the bomb theory and say it was a mechanical failure caused by a fire. >> reporter: the messages obtained by the website aviation herald and not confirmed by abc were over a three-minute period before all the data stopped. that's when the jet plunged into the sea at nearly 2:30 a.m. the pilots checked in with air traffic control, saying all was fine. but 16 minutes later at 37,000 feet, disaster. greek radar reporting the jet lurched sharply left 90 degrees before spinning back 360 degrees to the right, disappearing without a distress call. tonight we've learned flight 804 was piloted by captain mohammed shukair, his co-pilot mohamad assem. both with extensive experience, and nothing in their public records that is suspicious. >> david kerley joins us tonight.
we heard him say that he thinks fire is now the leading theory on what went wrong. and many are going to ask, was it a bomb or explosive device that started that fire? >> absolutely. a device in the area could have started this. and really, the black boxes will give us the answer to that, david. as far as the data that came from the aircraft, airbus and egyptian investigators will not comment on the data. >> david kerley, thanks. >> in the meantime, the hunt is on as he mentioned for the crucial black boxes. our matt gutman is right there tonight on the mediterranean where they have already made some gruesome discoveries. >> reporter: tonight the international armada of ships and planes taking in that grisly haul. egyptian officials saying seats, luggage, and human remains were sported floated in the mediterranean. u.s. planes joining in the search. tonight more possible debris spotted in flyovers. earlier we boarded a charter plane to scout the same seas search teams were scouring.
spotting debris on the water is one thing. but actually finding pieces of the fuselage can be more difficult because this part of the mediterranean could be 10,000 feet deep. the real prize for search teams deep beneath the surface, the black boxes emitting pings for only 28 more days. the race now on to find them. to get an accurate signal a search and rescue boat needs to be virtually on top of the wreckage, not more than a couple miles away. and tonight, so many unanswered questions for the families of the 66 souls on board. in cairo, this man, grieving four relatives lost. finding that small debris field, david, could help significantly narrow the search area and allow investigators to get to the black boxes more quickly. we're also learning that the u.s. is dispatching a second plane to help with the search. david? >> matt gutman out on the mediterranean tonight, thank you. the egypt air crash adding to security concerns at the u.s.
airports as well. the tsa chief peter neffenger warning passengers to expect long lines at airports. in the memorial day week coming up, he was saying that the $34 million they shifted to the tsa was a good down payment but the agency needs much more. amid criticism that lines were causing passengers to miss their flights across the country. we're going to turn next tonight to a frightening scene playing on it in a michigan courtroom today in a case making national headlines. the uber driver accused of going on a killing spree. jason dalton suddenly shouting out to one of his alleged victims in the background. the officers led to drag him away. here is alex perez. >> reporter: deputies walking uber driver jason dalton into a michigan courtroom for a hearing today. but as testimony got under way, this odd rant from the suspected gunman. >> you look and it gets -- and
it's with blood. >> reporter: the outburst, overwhelming for victim tianna carruthers. on the witness stand, covering her eyes to block the alleged killer from view and bursting into tears. dalton eventually carried out for refusing to obey the judge. >> i could never forget his face. >> reporter: the last time carruthers came face to face with dalton, she nearly died. it was back in february, when investigators say the uber driver went on a shooting rampage, killing six. >> please hurry up. somebody's been shot. >> reporter: carruthers was shot four times. >> i pretended like i was dead already. >> reporter: she was able to yell and get her daughter and other kids to safety, which as she told me last month is what mat everies most to her. >> i do hurt. but let's be honest, do you really think that a child could take four bullets or maybe even one? >> reporter: and dalton did eventually rejoin the court hearing via video. when it was over, the judge ruling there is enough evidence
for him to stand trial for murder. david? >> alex perez, thank you. tonight, san francisco is the third city to force out its police chief in the last year amid growing racial tensions. chief gregory suhr has resigned of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black woman in a stolen car. pressure was mounting since another fatal shooting in december and racial text messages the sent from officers. deputy chief tony chaplain has been appointed acting chief. we turn to the race for the white house. donald trump endorsed by the nra today, saying that hillary clinton will take their guns. and abolish the second amendment. hillary clinton tweeting, you're wrong, donald trump, we can uphold second amendment rights. while preventing senseless gun violence. and all of this amid a new national poll tonight shows clinton with a six-point lead over trump. abc's tom llamas with the video they played of clinton at the nra rally. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump accepting the endorsement of the nra saying
hillary clinton is coming for their guns. >> hillary clinton wants to abolish the second amendment. just remember that. >> reporter: and then this line drawing a roar of approval. >> we are getting rid of gun-free zones. okay? i can tell you. >> reporter: and what about trump's own hotels? the trump organization telling us there are "no restrictions on licensed individuals carrying guns in our hotels or golf clubs." but when we called trump's mar-a-lago resort, we were told it was a "gun free zone." and at the trump national doral in miami, a security supervisor there telling us they would quote, "much rather not" have guests with guns on the property at all. but in this room the presumptive gop nominee bragging about his sons' gun collections. >> they have so many rifles and so many guns sometimes even i get a little bit concerned. i say, that's a lot. >> reporter: and drawing a contrast with clinton. >> hillary wants to disarm vulnerable americans in high crime neighborhoods whether it
is a young single mom in florida or a grandmother in ohio. and that's why we're going to call her "heartless hillary." >> reporter: clinton has campaigned hard on gun control, releasing this ad with the daughter of the principal shot and killed in newtown. >> she is the only candidate who has what it takes to take on the gun lobby. >> reporter: but today that same gun lobby openly mocking clinton. >> i bet you're wondering where hillary stands, right? let's hear it straight from the horse's mouth. >> reporter: it's moments like that, former president bill clinton says, proves republicans are nervous. >> i always find you should respect your adversaries. they do not spend their time attacking people they are not worried about. >> and tom llamas with us tonight from louisville, kentucky. there's also news this evening about donald trump's taxes? >> in the late '70s for two years, he did not play taxes.
he took of a legal standard loophole for real estate investors. who lost money on properties. he says he has used the system to his advantage with taxes of bankruptcy. >> tom llamas, thanks. next to the zika emergency and a startling headline. the cdc now reporting triple the number of pregnant women infected with the virus. they had reporting 48 women with the virus in the united states. se tonight that number jumping to 157. and the reason? they had not been counting the women who had the virus and no symptoms. tonight, they are acknowledging the mothers are at a risk with having a child with birth defects. even if they are asymptomatic. we turn next to an abc news exclusive here. diane sawyer inside rikers island, a sweeping jail complex with one of the most violent histories in this country. 8,000 prisoners there, the vast majority awaiting trail, not convicted of any crime.
tonight the new jail commissioner with the controversial plan. what could be a major change inside those walls and diane takes us in. >> reporter: tonight, come with us to rikers island. a place haunted by a violent history. listen. the sound of solitary confinement. >> they treat us like animals in here! >> reporter: what did you say? >> they treat us like animals. >> reporter: this is the punishment for inmates who attack officers or each other, fighting, slashing with hidden weapons. raphael figueroa says in the past he was locked a year and a half straight in solitary. >> i've been beaten down, almost killed exactly in this jail. i've been more in prison than in streets. >> reporter: he says he's changed forever. which brings us to the new man in charge at rikers. his most controversial idea may be this one, to be the first jail in the country to get rid
of solitary altogether for the younger inmates, 18 to 21 years old. a small percentage of the population, the most difficult to control. doesn't that give you pause? getting rid? >> and it's not easy. i mean, these are -- these are difficult, dangerous people that we're dealing with. i'm not saying this is an easy task for us. but it's a much better hopeful outcome than what we were doing. >> reporter: you're never been shaken in that belief? >> i haven't. >> he feels strongly about this. diane sawyer is here tonight. always great when you're here. you talked to so many people inside the prison walls, including a 17-year-old son who had never been away from home, his mother. >> 17 years old and for a nonviolent drug offense as so many there are. and you will get a chance to see if it's possible for the lives like these to be changed. if the commissioner's theory about what will change them works. >> a reminder, diane's inside rikers island airs tonight on a special edition of "nightline." diane, great to have you.
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>> what's caused him to do this? >> drugs. he's hallucinating, he's going to kill us all if we don't get some help. >> reporter: showing fatal final moments. georgia sheriff's deputies using a taser on chase sherman, who is having a psychotic reaction to synthetic marijuana. >> you're not going to shoot him. do you hear me? >> reporter: a tense struggle in the back seat just off a georgia interstate. >> he's got my taser. stop fighting. let go of my taser. >> reporter: officers tasing the handcuffed the 32-year-old 15 times. >> don't move. >> i got him pinned, he can't come up. >> reporter: they manage to subdue him, when suddenly -- >> get him out. he ain't breathing. >> reporter: after sherman dies at the scene, the video shows a deputy worrying about his job. >> dude, i'm fired. >> nah, nah. >> reporter: the coroner ruling sherman's death a homicide, his family now suing. >> he didn't deserve to be tortured to death. >> reporter: the deputies were not suspended, the local district attorney's office saying they are still investigating the case. david? >> thank you. when we come back on a friday night, a tense stand off
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>> yeah. >> reporter: proud parents carefully putting on those caps. >> perfect! >> reporter: a smiling mom. the soon-to-be graduates and their younger siblings. 16 students lining up, without the classmates they thought be with, instead with the friends they've made. all of them at st. jude children's research hospital in memphis, tennessee, in the classrooms set up there instead because all of these children have been battling cancer. >> what's the last one? >> reporter: many worried they'd miss out on graduation when they left their schools. but the team here, determined to give them their day. sarah's daughter is graduating. >> to come here and have some kind of normalcy, i can say, helped out a lot. ♪ >> reporter: the moment arrived in their white caps and gowns. [ applause ] a sort of kindergarten diploma. >> the class of 2016! [ applause ] >> reporter: and afterward,
little mack sharing with us the good news. >> the graduated. now i go to the first grade place. >> reporter: and a.j., with the most important message for everyone. >> learning to be nice. >> reporter: travis, his favorite part? >> having fun. and being healthy. >> reporter: and when he grows up? >> a fireman. i want to save people. >> reporter: tonight, we celebrate 16 graduates on their way. and so we choose the kindergarten graduates at st. jude children's hospital. got to love mack. i graduated, he told us. thanks for watching on a friday night. it's been great week with you. we will see you back here monday. good night. breaking news tonight in the north bay.
people are being forced to evacuate as high winds push flames into homes. >> the weather is blustery and unsettled. i'll have a closer up look. >> also tonight, the first case of san francisco's newest police case says he will tackle. >> we travel to vietnam for the dangerous legacies of war. >> dozens of people have evacuated their homes this evening because high winds spread a small backyard fire into at least three houses. neighbors in ten other houses had to leave along santa barbara way not far from air force base. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm amma dates. leslie is on the scene of the fire. >> fair field police tell us they had two homes here severely damaged.
also, the -- this entire block. neighbors tell us they were inside, the cable went out and there were neighbors out on the streets yelling fire! fire! this is at santa barbara avenue and santa barbara court. heavy smoke, they saw flames and trees, spreading to the house at the end of a cul du sac. the fire hoses are snaking up and down the street with firefighters furiously hoping to save homes. witnesses at nearby businesses saw flames and smoke in the backyard. >> we're about -- we're backia cross the street about 300 yards and there were flames jumping up about 30 feet in the air. there was huge plumes of black smoke and about every 30 seconds there would be, like, an explosion, like, big, black clouds with flames popping up. my main concern was that there