An alleged sniper in Washington, DC, fired over 200 shots from the fifth floor, cops say.

Police in Washington, D.C., are investigating Raymond Spencer’s financial situation to determine how he was able to purchase expensive weapons as well as two apartment leases.

Raymond Spencer, the “sniper” shooting suspect, is believed to have shot more than 200 rounds from a fifth-floor apartment and set up a camera in the corridor to observe approaching officers before committing suicide in a toilet, according to detectives, who verified the death on Monday.


Police Chief Robert Contee said investigators still don’t know much about the suspect’s possible motive or financial background, including “how such a young man” could afford leases on at least two apartments and expensive firearms, during his first press conference since the high-profile shooting on the fourth day since the incident.

Washington, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee claimed Monday that at least 200 rounds were fired from a sniper’s apartment on Van Ness Street, according to reports from NBC Washington and the Washington Post. Even though the fact that he had 800 rounds of ammunition at his disposal, he had yet to fire any of them.