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REPORT: Sexual Assault Suspect Falls Off Building While Fleeing Authorities, Dead On Scene

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A suspect accused of sexual assault died Wednesday after falling from the top of an apartment building in Washington, D.C., while fleeing from police, according to reports.

The unidentified suspect broke into two occupied residences in a building located in the 2500 block of Porter Street Northwest, police said, according to NBC 4 Washington. Police say the suspect then assaulted one female victim, according to the report. (RELATED: Seven-Year-Old’s Sexual Assault Live-Streamed During Break From Online Class)

The suspect tried to flee from police and fled to the roof, where the suspect tried to hang off the ledge but ended up plummeting from the building, NBC 4 Washington reported.

Gil Hirak (R), head of US operations and community of Quarters speaks with a colleague on the roof top of Quarters Co-Living in the Lower East Side on July 24, 2019 in New York City. - Nandita Iyer landed in New York from Bombay without knowing anyone, but she didn't want to live alone in a "sketchy studio." So instead she opted for a room in a "coliving" unit. She lives with roommates in one of the 14 apartments in a small building run by the housing start-up Quarters in the trendy Lower East Side neighborhood. The best part of the arrangement, she said, are the common areas: a large kitchen with a big table and comfy couches, a terrace where she can work and a luxurious rooftop patio. "I met people from such different backgrounds. And I became very good friends with them," she said. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Gil Hirak (R), head of US operations and community of Quarters speaks with a colleague on the roof top of Quarters Co-Living in the Lower East Side on July 24, 2019 in New York City. [Editor’s note: This is not the apartment building in question.0 ( JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

“The suspect attempted to evade apprehension by going to the roof of the building and hanging over the ledge,” police said, according to Fox News. “The suspect fell from the building and was pronounced dead on the scene.”

An investigation into the case remains ongoing.

On average, there are approximately 433,648 victims of rape and sexual assault each year in the U.S., according to RAINN. The organization estimates that one out of every six American women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape.

The Daily Caller has reached out to local police but did not receive a response at the time of publication.