October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
1 year 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. Julie

    Someone pass that guy some ammo and direct him to the congressional building!

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

    BoThome

    Guess that guarantees yet another day before we get the Government up and running again.

    I'm not surprised someone who was affected by this shutdown would snap and do something like this (assuming it's related to the shutdown and the hardships many Americans are going through right now).

    Hopefully no one was killed, and all parties come together tomorrow and pass a bill with the appropriate concessions regarding obamacare that the majority of American's want that will get the Government back up and running so they can responsibly tackle the fast approaching debt ceiling limit.

    I think that's much better...

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. What's going on?

    First the Washington Navy Yard... now this?

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. Tears of a clown

    No surprise. This may be what the militia nuts have been preparing for, but instead of some foreign country invading the U.S of A, it’s our own country men who are the ones causing harm to America. The same Americans these militia nuts all took an oath to defend.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Jason

    They should have taken the money that was spent on a gun to buy "support" for their family.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. JC

    I can't understand how this could happen.. FOX NEWS assured me that absolutely NO ONE was going to be affected by this shutdown... so who could it be???

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Wayne

    Just a law abiding American gun owner exercising his right to 2nd amendment solutions. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  8. Brian L

    There is nothing common sense about gun control.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. Alex

    Just because big brother is "shut down" doesn't mean it's dysfunctional alphabet soup isn't still running. I'm sure the FBI and NSA are all over it.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. Scott

    But wait, DC is a gun free zone. How could this happen? Surely the shooter would see the signs and do the right thing.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  11. christine

    This is what happens when the government shuts down. People worry about the economy and their jobs.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Mark

    Not surprising. People are frustrated and feel their voices aren't being heard. I guess Congress should be happy that the police and security personnel haven't been furloughed during the shutdown. Hey, if Congress is locked down, maybe it will force them to actually get down to business and do their job.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. Mike Rotch

    Has Feinstein held a press conference about AR-15s yet?

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Kris

    Gun control, a common sense thing? You've lost any credibility you may have had with that comment. Most "thugs" get their guns illegally. I get mine "legally" and will defend my home and family with them. No one will EVER take them away.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. conway193

    Strategically placed Goebbelsian propaganda.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  16. palintwit

    This is what happens when you let tea party patriots own assault weapons.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. jeff

    And this is how Obama handles something that doesn't go his way...like gun control and Obamacare resistance.

    He hires someone to go shoot up the place.

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. kelly

    Somehow I am not really surprised at all. I hate to say it but this is gonna be more and more common as time goes on in the near future.

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

    Well, at least they locked down the capital when NOTHING was going on there. Hope everyone is OK.

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

    You would think this would be a wake up call for the government to stop pointing fingers and get back to work ...

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. db1561

    Welcome to the real world you bloated egotistical out of touch morons... I'm predicting a lot more of this to take place against the "government" Not sure what took so long? The people are tired of not being heard!

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

    Were any Tea partiers hit? Darn

    October 3, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  23. neusys

    that just proves the unrest of 'we the people.'

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

    Impossible. It's a gun-free zone.

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

    I sure hope nobody is seriously injured (I'd say "at all" but it sounds like that might be already confirmed), but honestly, I doubt anyone outside of Capitol Hill and their fairy tale world is surprised by this. Current polls put congressional approval somewhere in the area of 10%...which means 90% of americans are to some degree sick and tired of you. That's a lot of people to have upset with you.

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