Crime and Courts

Man Shot by Police Leads Officers on Chase From DC to Silver Spring: US Park Police

Police blocked all lanes of Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road during an investigation covering multiple potential crime scenes.

NBC Universal, Inc. News4’s Pat Collins has the latest on a shooting and a chase, involving the U.S. Park police, that ended in a crash.

A man led police on a chase after being shot by an officer in Northwest D.C. early Wednesday, police said.

A U.S. Park Police officer observed a man who appeared to be asleep behind the wheel of a car with a gun in his lap at Missouri Avenue and 2nd Street in Northwest about 1:30 a.m., police said.

During his encounter with the man, the officer shot him in the arm, police said.

He drove away and was pursued by Park Police officers, hitting two vehicles before stopping at Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, about 3 miles from the shooting scene, police said.

He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. It's unclear what charges he may face.

Police blocked all lanes of Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road during an investigation covering multiple potential crime scenes. The road was reopened by 6 a.m.

U.S. Park Police said they took a loaded gun from the crashed car.

A silver compact SUV-type vehicle with damage to the front and rear passenger side was towed from the scene, video shows.

The U.S. Park Police officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave as officials investigate, police said. D.C. police will investigate the use of force by the officer.

No information about the identities of the officer or suspect was immediately released.

No officers were injured, police said.