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Suspended Secret Service officer shot and killed in D.C.

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.

Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback confirmed Wednesday that Officer Arthur Baldwin was killed Tuesday.

"We express our condolences to the family of our fallen employee," said Robert K. Hoback from the Secret Service Office of Government & Public Affairs.

District of Columbia police say it happened shortly before 3 p.m. in southwest Washington. CBS affiliate WUSA in D.C. reports it happened along the border of the Belleview and Washington Highlands neighborhoods.

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. He had been charged with first-degree burglary and felony destruction of property.

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