October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
11 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. Gee

    A car backfiring or a govt worker upset

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Truth

    Not possible! Guns are illegal in DC!

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Joe C

    It was originally thought to be another liberal shooter, but it has been determined there are no schools or shopping malls in the area, and the possibility has been eliminated.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. bjohn1949

    Republicans had better tread lightly. If they continue to hurt the country people are going to realize who's really the cause of the shut down. This shooting is only the beginning.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. T-Party Koolaid

    Wondering if this expresses the 'voice of the People' (gunslinger style), or a Wingnut, or T-party fanatic (sorry, redundant), or 'just a coincidence'). Maybe someone now unemployed? Either way, a good excuse for Congress to go back on break.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Jarod

    I wonder if cops will just sit in the parking lot, and wait for the shooter to finish what he's doing. You know.... they way they do when it's an elementary school being shot up...

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. JustUsBikers

    Probably just the beginning of a civil war! Pretty much what happened to the Roman Empire when it imploded.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. USA #0

    Ok.. Let's see how many Americans killed by so-called terrorism and how many killed by good old blue-eyed white Americans in the past month? But where is the most of the money being spent to fight "terrorists" or fix things at home?

    Americans are so brainwashed that they don't seem to realize that they are being taken for a ride and they don't even know it. Pathetic...

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. cjb

    90% of American support the 2nd amendment

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Beth Riemer-Pulvermacher

    What did they expect to happen? Plain and simple...... We The People Have Had Enough!

    I do not condone violence in any form, but, there is always someone out there that does! Such a sorry state of affairs! OUR country is no longer OURS!!

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  11. Johnney K

    Hope it was a GOP on GOP shooting

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. polop

    this isn't going to make them go faster

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. Slapshot

    How can this be? Guns are illegal in D.C.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. jwbento

    Probably some teabagger trying to take back his country.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Phattee

    TGOPers frothing at the mouth + guns = bad combination.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  16. p

    this is awful. can people refrain from blaming it on obama, harry reid, john boehner, or the tea party? no one did is at fault for this except the shooter.

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. Chris Frazier

    Yep, DC is a gun free zone. See how well that works for them?

    October 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  18. LINDA OPERLE

    Just tell me T cruz was hit

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. Maximus

    Could that be that maybe some people are just getting of sick of these morons collecting a paycheck while sinking this country further down the tubes?

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  20. Githm

    Did somebody snap?

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. ACA

    probably testing how well ACA plan works for the vicitm

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  22. kurtinco

    Finally, a rational reason for a government shutdown: active shooter on the loose.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  23. opinion8it

    The t-baggies are coming!

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  24. TheBigT

    Must be a Democrat.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. Liam Silva

    This is tragic. What is happening to our country? We need some normalcy amd stability from our government. And we must tackle our problems with both parties sitting down and reaching compromises!

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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