October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
10 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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soundoff (898 Responses)
  1. Gman

    new term: 'going federal'

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. speachless

    Lockdown vs shutdown which is worse

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    GOP there duck!

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    What they are doing is treason, Is that not punishable by death?

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. zeus

    I think police fired the shots.

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. Doug

    In a strange twist of events....Congress meets the real world the rest of us Americans live in.

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. Fred

    The congress should be locked up, not locked down.

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. JP

    ShawnDH

    because guns walk the streets and shoot all by themselves

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. Incipio

    Well I know atleast 800,000 persons that are unhappy with them...

    October 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. ifedemployee

    Guess no one thought this could happen. Sham, Shame on YOU!

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. Steve

    We rarely have these incidents in Canada because we have gun control. But GOD FORBID the US adopt that.
    Fine then. Keep watching innocent people die.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. Bubba

    Hopefully it was that raging Boehner...

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Apparently someone had enough of the shutdown.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. Name

    What happen when see your child playing with a knife?. You take the knife away before them or someone else gets hurt. The goverment needs to take.the guns away.before more ppl get hurt.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. shafqat mir

    terrorism starts here and exported worldwide

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. JV

    Bo is has turned this country into the congo.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  17. Lisa C

    "When will this country introduce a shutdown of GUNS" ~ seriously??? This was done in GUN FREE DC in a GUN FREE ZONE. Guns are illegal where this happened ... and where MOST shootings take place. Do you not see the ignorance in this statement?

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  18. Chris

    Exercise your 2nd Amendment right where it was rectified.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. Eric

    But hey...you can't have a gun in DC....what's wrong with you! It's ILLEGAL right?! RIGHT?! Laws stop bad peole, right?

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. NotSurprised

    Guess the Republicans and Democrats have had enough of each other . . . good thing guns don't kill people . . .

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  21. sandra

    But, isnt there a no gun law in DC?I see that is not going over well. Glad the person is ok. I bet he or she wouldn't be injured if they had a gun on them.as you see criminals dont care if there is a no gun law or not they will still have the guns. What do we use to protect ourselves? A bat isnt going to work if the person has a gun.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. JJ236

    hate to see anyone hurt but making the politicians dance like in the old cowboy movies would be appropriate...

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. al

    bet it wasn't a democrat.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. bassmaster22

    Yup, time to give everyone a musket, a bible and nascar tickets.
    Take back our country? You going back to europe? As you may or may not recall, us proud folks told another nation of proud folks already here to GTFO.
    We're a joke wrapped in revisionist history.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. Donald Gehre

    Things seem to be reaching the boiling point in DC. Is the shooter(s) a patriot out to get a Tea Party obstructionist? Is the culprit(s) a member of the Tea Party out to make a statement of some kind? A random psychotic? It only makes sense that irrational, self-destructive thinking that makes a law of the land open to debate- possibly impacting the economy by a small minority-makes our democracy a joke at home and around the world. America has become what we have criticized other countries for decades: a banana republic. Maybe only God can help America now or, as the old saying goes, maybe we can help ourselves. If a million people marched on the Capitol demanding an end to this shutdown, the shutdown would end. And if it didn't? Revolutions are made of such situations.

    October 3, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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