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The Blotter: Police chase, catch suspect in Herndon

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Arlington crash leaves Leesburg man dead, two injured

A 21-year-old Leesburg man died Sunday in car accident that left two others injured along Key Bridge in Arlington County.

Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said Sami Ullah lost control of his 2008 BMW M5 when it struck a curb at 80 to 90 mph while traveling across Key Bridge. The vehicle then rolled about five times before coming to a stop on its roof near Lee Highway and Fort Myer Drive about 5 a.m., he said.

In addition to the fatality, Sternbeck said they found one passenger who had been ejected from the vehicle and another who had managed to get out of the car without police assistance.

Police chase, catch suspect in Herndon

Police in Loudoun and Fairfax counties cooperated to apprehend a man who fled from officers early Sunday after allegedly robbing a nearby home.

Fairfax County police gave chase until the suspect crashed his car shortly after crossing into Loudoun County at the intersection of Algonkian Parkway and Hardwood Forest Drive. The man then fled from the accident on foot, police said.

Officers from both counties then launched a search for the suspect, who was later found and apprehended in Herndon, officers said.

Car chase leaves D.C. cop, suspect injured

D.C. police have arrested three juveniles in connection with a Saturday night carjacking that left one suspect shot and an officer injured.

Police spokesman Paul Metcalf said officers were tailing what they believed to be a stolen vehicle down New York Avenue and I-295 when it became snarled in heavy traffic as it tried to exit on Benning Road.

As officers closed in on foot, the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn onto a nearby sidewalk to escape, Metcalf said. That's when one D.C. police officer was struck by the vehicle.

A second officer then fired his gun at the car, striking one of the suspects in the leg, Metcalf said.

The chase ended on the 500 block of 24th Street, police said, after the suspects attempted to ditch the car and flee on foot. All three juveniles -- two males and one female -- were apprehended and taken into custody.

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