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Washington DC suspected gunman Deandre Bigesby shoots power lines to evade police arrest

A suspect in the Washington, DC shooting walked rooftops and climbed over power lines in a desperate — and ultimately futile — attempt to flee police early Thursday.

The roughly 10-hour chase began when police responded to a call from a person with a gun around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said in a press release. When officers approached suspect Deandre Bigesby, he reportedly fired a gun at them multiple times, police claimed.

The 39-year-old then broke into a house, climbed onto the roof and refused to come down, police said.

The man was reportedly walking over 11 row houses on Jefferson Street when he damaged windows, gutters and television dishes. A gun was recovered from the scene around 5 p.m., Fox 5 reported.

A woman, who asked not to be named, told the news channel he broke into her home.

“He randomly chose my house to enter,” she said. “He broke down my door and came in. [He] came upstairs, smashed the window and entered my porch.

The gun from the crime scene was recovered around 5pm - the same gun Bigesby allegedly fired when he shot police.
The gun from the crime scene was recovered around 5pm – the same gun Bigesby allegedly fired when he shot police.
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“He jumps on my next door neighbors [porches] back and forth on both sides, which only causes chaos.”

A reporter at Fox 5 posted a video on Twitter of a man using power cords to evade capture.

In places, the man was also seen naked, the broadcaster reported. He was reportedly suffering from a mental crisis.

Washington, DC police were able to capture Bigesby around 1 a.m. Thursday without damage.
Washington, DC police were able to capture Bigesby around 1 a.m. Thursday without damage.
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According to the outlet, a large safety cushion was placed under him since he was also on tree branches.

Eventually, police were able to peacefully take Bigesby around 1am on Thursday.

He is charged with assault by an armed police officer, illegal possession of a weapon and burglary, police said.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/09/washington-dc-shooting-suspect-deandre-bigesby-shoots-climbs-power-lines-to-evade-police-before-capture/ Washington DC suspected gunman Deandre Bigesby shoots power lines to evade police arrest

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