Man led DC police on pursuit, barricaded self inside home, shot at officers

The suspect was taken into custody after a multiagency pursuit and standoff


WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C. man led police on a chase, crashed and broke into a family's home where he barricaded himself inside, police said.

The standoff ended with a shootout, when the suspect was wounded and taken into custody. He's currently hospitalized for treatment of his injury.

Multiple agencies were involved in a police chase with the man that started in Maryland around 2 a.m., police said. The chase ended when the man crashed his car near Alabama and Pennsylvania Avenues. 

The man then ran from his car, exchanging gunfire with police, and broke into a home in the 3900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The homeowners were inside at the time, but were able to get out safely, according to police. 

The 3800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, between Fort Davis Drive and Fort Davis Street was closed due to police activity.

Multiple police agencies exchanged gunfire with the suspect at the rear of the home. MPD's Emergency Response Team was called to the scene and were eventually able to get into the home where the man was barricaded. 

Police say the suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. 

No shots were fired inside the home, but the man was wounded and taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Police say they recovered two weapons at the scene. One was in the house where the suspect was taken into custody, and another was taken from his car.

The suspect has not been identified at this time. MPD Assistant Police Chief Jeffrey Carroll said it is believed the man was involved in "multiple incidents" Sunday and Monday.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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