Suspect Killed in Gunfight With Police Near Union Station
Posted at 9:02 a.m. on March 18, 2014
A homicide suspect was killed in a gunfight with D.C. Police a few blocks north of Union Station early Tuesday morning.
Officers reported to the suspect’s home on K Street NW shortly after 6:15 a.m.
According to Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who gave a live update from the scene near North Capitol and K Streets Northwest, a task force was pursuing a suspect in a homicide investigation.
Lanier said the suspect emerged from his home with a firearm and opened fire on multiple officers. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect.
Streets near the scene of the shooting are still closed.
The suspect has not been identified. Lanier is expected to give another update on the shooting later this morning.