4 in custody after Bowie police chase ends in DC

Several people were taken into custody after a police chase from Bowie to DC.

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four people are in custody after a police chase that started in Bowie and ended in D.C. early Tuesday morning.

At 3:30a.m. Bowie police responded to an auto theft call. They were told some people were tampering with vehicles in the 15400 block of Jenkins Ridge Road, according to Deputy Chief Dwayne Preston of the Bowie Police Department.

When police arrived, a Mercedes and SUV had been stolen from a person’s driveway. The Mercedes was recovered around the corner. The SUV was still near the home with a suspect inside of it. That person, who police have not yet identified, was arrested and taken into custody. The SUV was recovered.

During that time, three additional people got inside of a U-Haul van. The driver pulled off, turned around to intentionally ram a police cruiser and then drove away ,according to police.

An officer discharged their gun. One bullet hit the vehicle.

A police chase from Bowie into the District then ensued. During the chase, police said the driver of the van caused another driver on the Beltway to lose control on the road swerving into the path of a police cruiser.

A low-speed collision was the result.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The chase ended in a parking lot in Trenton Park Apartments off 6th St. SE near Mississippi Avenue, where D.C. police received calls about several people banging on residential doors early Tuesday morning.

When police arrived, three people were taken in for questioning; two of which for unrelated charges. All three are still persons of interest in the incident. The pierced van was towed away for processing.


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