Aaron Alexis

Authorities have identified a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in the nation's capital today.

Aaron Alexis, 32, was shot dead during the rampage that left at least 12 people dead, including 2 Capital police officers, and scores more injured.

A second gunman is still on the loose. He is described as a black male in his 50s. According to the AP, the search for a 2nd gunman has been called off.

A white male wearing a tan outfit was mistakenly identified as a third gunman as confusion reigned in the aftermath of the shooting.

“The white male in the tan outfit has been identified and is not a suspect or person of interest,” the Metropolitan DC Police Department tweeted.

Police say Alexis gained access into the heavily secured Navy Yard by flashing the photo ID of a terminated employee.

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Unlike the rest of us, DC sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad now knows the exact date when he will die.

A Virginia judge on Wednesday set a Nov. 10 execution date for John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area that left 10 dead.

Prince William County Circuit Judge Mary Grace O'Brien picked a Tuesday for the execution so that courts would be open the day before in case of any last-minute legal appeals.

Jonathan Sheldon, Muhammad's attorney, said Muhammad would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Gov. Timothy M. Kaine for clemency.

Muhammad was sentenced to death for the slaying of Dean Meyers, who was shot at a Manassas gas station during a three-week killing spree in October 2002 that left 10 dead in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

He and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were also suspected of shootings in several other states, including a killing in Louisiana and another in Alabama. Malvo is serving life in prison.

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Thanks to loyal reader Mizz EZ Wright for the tip!