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tonight, breaking news, shots fired outside the white house. a suspect pulling out a gun. the white sox 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 nut 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 in 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." >> 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 a lockdown at the white house. the secret service fired. the gunman injured but he survived. jonathan karl at the white house tonight. >> reporter: police officers in tactical gear racing to the white house, as a terrifying 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 say he was ordered to drop the gun but refused. so the agent fired a single shot, wounding 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. >> 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 put on lockdown. the president golfing today, but have the biden was on white house grounds. >> jon, what do we not about the gunman? >> reporter: they have not
released his name yet but they are searching a car a couple blocks from here. and the man is in a hospital in critical conditions. >> jon, thanks. we turn to another breaking headline at this hour. this one involving the crash of the passenger jet egyptair 804. there are reports there may have. >> brendan: smoke and a fire on board in the moments before it vanished from radar. the flight disappeared from radar about 175 miles off the coast of egypt. david kerley this evening on the signal sent minutes 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 a.c.a.r.s. 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'm going to say, i'm going to come off the bomb theory and say it was a mechanical error caused by fire. >> reporter: the messages obtained by the website aviation herald, were over a 3 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 mohammad assen. 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 cause of what went wrong. and many are going to ask, was it a bomb or explosive device that started this? >> absolutely. 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. and the hunt is on 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. egypt air saying seats, luggage and human remains were spotted floating 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 scowering. finding debris on the surface here is one thing but finding actual pieces of the fuselage -- because this part of the mediterranean could be 10,000 feet deep. the real prize for search teams deep beneath the surface, the fuselage and 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 bo on top of the wreck an, 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 discover those 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, thank you. the egypt air crash adding
to security concerns at the u.s. apts as well. the ts sarks head peter neffenger 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. a frightening scene in a michigan courtroom tonight. and national headlines. the uber driver accused of going on a killing spree. he was shouting out to one of his alleged victims in the background. his sferps 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 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. i couldn't move. >> reporter: she was able to yell and get her daughter and other kids to safety, which as she told me earlier this month, is what matters 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 mudder. david? >> thank you. tonight, san francisco is the third city to force out its police chief in the last year amid growing racial tensions. chief gregly suhr has stepped down. deputy chief tony chaplain has appointed to 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. hillary clinton tweeting, you're wrong, donlds trump, bev we can uphold second amendment rights. abc's tom llamas with the video they played of clinton at the 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. [ cheers and applause ] >> 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, releases this ad with the daughter of the principal shot and killed in newton. >> 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 >> 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 news about donald trump's taxes? >> in the late '70s for two
year, he did not play taxes. he took advantage of a loophole for real estate investors. 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 reporting triple the number of pregnant women with the virus. they had reporting 48 women with the virus. and tonight, it's up to 157. tonight, they are acknowledging the mothers are at a risk with having a child with birth defects. we turn next to an abc news exclusive here. diane sawyer inside rikers island, a sweeping jail complex with the highest rate of violence in the country. and the most of them are
awaiting trial, not convicted of any crime. 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 -- 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 taken in that belief? >> i haven't. >> he feels strongly about this. diane sawyer is here tonight. you talked to so many people inside the wall, including a 17-year-old son who had never been away from home. >> 17-year-old son. and nonviolent drug offense, so many there are. and you will get a chance to see if it's possible for the lives to change. if the commissioner's theory. >> a reminder, diane's inside rikers island airs tonight on "nightline." there is braking news ahead
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>> 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. >> 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 so 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 say 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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>> 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 ] e. >> reporter: and after ward,
little mack sharing with us the good news. >> the graduated. now i gro 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: enter 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's hospital. got to love mack. he graduated, he told us. we will see you back here monday. good night.
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