Police chase leads to fatal motorcycle crash in DC

A police chase Monday morning led to a fatal motorcycle crash in Northeast. 

Police say the pursuit began around 1:46 a.m. after officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) spotted a driver who they believed was wanted in connection to a homicide. 

For nearly an hour, police chased the suspect through Northeast, eventually ending their pursuit around 2:48 a.m. in the area of 6th and Penn Street. 

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Authorities say officers from the U.S. Park Police continued to track down the suspect who MPD confirmed was only wanted for questioning in connection to a recent homicide.

While chasing the motorcycle down the Benning Road corridor, the driver crashed in the 2600 block of Benning Road at 3:02 am.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. 

Police say they recovered a firearm and contraband from the area. 


The case remains under investigation.