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. Wake Up America!

    A Majority of people have situational Anxiety and Depression. Enough that events such as this may become common place. Especially if they are from the ranks of extremist views.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  2. crabapples12

    I quickly came to CNN first to get unvetted, incacurate accounts of what happened topped with pure speculation. Don't worry though the leaders of this country ARE allowed to have armed personnel in their buildings for their protection.

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

    Does this surprise anyone? The Republicans have divided this country, and the media allowed them to do it. Now you have confused people, probably disturbed, willing to take out their frustrations on our congress men and women. This is what happens when you hold the nation hostage – this is what happens when you lie over and over again. This is what happens when you tell the people a well-meaning bill is the most tyrannical piece of legislation ever passed. All of those accusations are lies – but people by into it, become impassioned and do something stupid.

    Imagine what would happen if they don't raise the debt ceiling. All out anarchy is around the corner. Stop playing games, and pass a clean CR now!

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. menisino

    Question is.. Is this a good guy with a gun or a bad guy with a gun? That might a debate in its self, depending on whose side your on.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Chuck Mankins

    What? I can't believe it. Isn't DC a gun free zone with some of the strongest anti gun laws on the book? Then how in the world could bad guys have guns there. None of the law abiding citizens are allowed to have them. I guess bad guys don't pay attention to those laws.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. Anthony

    Just because it's a gun free zone doesn't mean you can't take a gun and fire it. It's just a sign, not an acting force that repels all weapons.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. Timus

    Here we go again!! Somebody exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.............

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. Daniel Crimmins

    I can picture Boehner and Pelosi taking cover, hearing people screaming, listening to brass hitting the ground, calculating how to best use this to their advantage.

    "Ooh, I know, I'll stick my leg out a little, maybe a shoulder. A gun shot wound would make for a powerful image of [why my position is correct]."

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. mentallect

    Crazy people firing weapons at the only people in America crazier than they are: Congress.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. Jamie

    What did u expect?

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Ohio

    Well there go our guns.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. brian

    And so it begins. this is what the tea party wanted.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. Greg

    I put my money on drug related by someone who isnt legally allowed to have a gun to begin with.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. Craig

    @geoerge bush 2

    Sad, but not surprised that someone with such a username would feel that way. Whoever this victim might be, whatever his or her political views, I don't they deserved to be shot. Hopefully there's only one, and they recover quickly.

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. Eduard C.

    Coup d'etat? Please!!

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. JonW

    and what do they expect when they are taking money for the hard wroking people of this country, a bunch of morons are running this county in the ground..

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. B

    Not that I condone violence, but did they seriously think no one would act in a violent manner at some point? I am affected by the furlough, it is maddening to know that I can't support my family and to have just finished the last imposed furlough makes it that much worse. At least the last one had a reason...

    October 3, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Edik

    Insert comment here about one of the following predictable buzz words:
    [gun control] [false flag] [mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore] [government shutdown was the other party's fault] [only a matter of time] [Obama's fault] [Ted Cruz's fault]

    Did I miss any?

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. WJ

    Where is the surpise!!!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. abmri60

    A gun – free zone ...

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. Jarod

    Also.... ShawnDH.... did you miss the part where NOBODY IS ALLOWED TO OWN OR OTHERWISE POSSESS A FIREARM IN WASHINGTON DC?!

    What good would MORE gun control do, when there is already the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GUN CONTROL POSSIBLE WHERE THIS HAPPENED?!

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. cjb

    Washington DC has the strictest gun control laws in the country. It is obvious, they don't work.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  23. Johnny B Good`

    Lock down in the Capitol building...........maybe they'll vote now!

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  24. Ted Statton

    Congress will get right on back ground checks like they pay our bills LOOSERS !!!

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  25. thuan

    Another responsible, law abiding citizen, wields a gun in the streets. And people complain that there is no reason to give some of your rights away, to try and curb the amount of weapons that get circulated in the streets.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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