October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
12 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. samuel

    some furloughed person i think

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Dina

    Hope it wasn't a disgruntled furloughed person...

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. Guy Fawkes

    The shooter needs to read the signs! No guns allowed in DC. How is that hard to understand?

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. R.L. Laws

    Don't worry, it's just the Republicans shooting themselves in the foot again...

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. Russell

    Yeah, probably someone feed up with their STUPIDITY and INCOMPETENCE.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. Jake

    finally, a target nobody will shed a tear over

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. TRex

    Why is Harry Reid "reporting" this...and what's supposed to be his significance? Didn't this happen in front of House offices (not Senate)?

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Neal

    "annunciators, Go Kits and escape hoods?" Is that a 1% thing?

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. Angel

    Is the shooter a D or R? Maybe this will make both parties come together and pass a resolution!

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Hopefully they shot some teabags to end the nonsense on the capital.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. BobJustBob

    People in other countries are going to start wondering about us.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Doug

    Maybe they got Ted Cruz

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. DAZZY

    Another ploy by democrats and Obama to stall meeting with Republicans. No negotiations at all costs. They're doing a fine job! Fine job I tell ya.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. ummm

    this is what this situation is bringing people to.. all the politicians are corrupt and out for themselves period

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. yolanda

    Good old Harry Reid. When he's not beating up on reporters who have the temerity to ask serious questions, or grandstanding with "Nip and Tuck" Pelosi, he's keeping the world up to speed on the shooter on Capital Hill. No doubt within minutes we'll be treated to @Sniffit, @Rudy, et al , giving us a tutorial on how the shooter is a "teatroll" (so mature, Sniffit) or the direct result of some Conservative plot.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. Mick

    I'm glad someone went postal on these morons.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Norm

    Just a freedom loving Tea Partier. But the gov't is shut down, isn't that everything they wanted?

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. lamont sanford

    This all smells a little fishy.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Questions401

    My bet is on it being anarchists feeling empowered by the government shut down.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. Joe

    Oh great... more false flag exercises. Prepare for police state!

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. email

    It's a shame, they didn't hit a politician....

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  22. HenryMiller

    The shots heard 'round the country? A similar event was bad news for the tyrannical King George in 1775.

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  23. D t

    Not surprised at all

    October 3, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  24. American

    We need to deal with this terrorist accordingly.....

    October 3, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  25. Mike

    I'm confused... wasn't the government already locked down?

    ... or is that different from "Shut down"?

    October 3, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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