October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Wild car chase ends with suspect shot to death near U.S. Capitol

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Washington (CNN) - She had a 1-year-old child inside and apparently was unarmed.

Instead, the motorist's black Infiniti, according to authorities, itself became a weapon Thursday afternoon, first striking a security barrier and U.S. Secret Service officer near the White House before hurtling down some of the capital's most famous streets, police cruisers in pursuit.

Dramatic video taken minutes later near the U.S. Capitol showed the vehicle backing into a police vehicle before the chase resumed. Gunshots rang through the traffic circle. The motorist was shot by police just a few blocks away.

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  1. Marie MD

    Was the Canadian hit? Then proceed whoever you are.

    October 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. fhern

    Now this is becoming a circus!

    October 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Guest

    Surprised this took 3 days...

    October 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. mayhem5839

    Sounds like a Vince Flynn movie.....Kill Shot

    October 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. maximusvad

    They coming to get you GOP traitors.

    October 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. Mike R

    I guess they didn't realize it was closed...

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. B dog

    Cruz finally lost it!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    AGAIN !?!? God forbid we discuss any revision whatsoever to gun laws.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. mayhem5839

    *book..sorry

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Garry

    THEY should have expected something like this to happen..bunch of BOZO'S on the Hill....when you screw the public over and over and over, and take away jobs eventually it will get out of hand!

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. holam

    this is what happens when you don't try to work things out. Both sides can't have ALL they want, there needs to be some give and take. This is affecting people too much, end this already. If we have the votes after the next election we can try to repeal it but it is not working right now. Pull back and fight another day.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. Wunderbar

    Great, now we got crazy righties shooting up the capitol...

    Stay classy, GOP.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. Joshua Werstler

    Unless an innocent civilian is shot leave them be until he takes out some members of congress then give him a medal.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. Kathy Settles

    Pray for your own salvation, your family and their relationship with The Lord and don't leave out this nation and the world. We may be intelligent, sophisticated and computer savvy but we need God to forgive our sins and heal our land.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  15. exposed

    Hope this isn't the first shot fired of a civil war.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. Sister Valium

    Be honest, who is shocked?

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. samb

    I'll bet it's a fox employee, that couldn't sign up for obamacare!

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. carla

    Good grief. Is security furloughed too? I hope everyone is ok.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    "oodness, gracious. me!" It's still early, but I pray and hop that no one has decided to take that misguided advice about "second amendment solutions" to heart and act on it.

    October 3, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  20. Mansi

    This was bound to happen!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  21. butl5077

    I really hope this isn't a direct result from the shutdown. If so, things will get more hairy!

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. aces2jokers

    Somebody finally snapped. Congress needs to stop playing chess with people's lives.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. Joe Schmoe

    They should BAN guns in the capital.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  24. Trev

    Oh boy, this is when all the crazies come out. I give 50% odds that there were no shots at all and this is just sensationalist media

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  25. Robert

    Going to get crazy, we have too many crazy people these days.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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