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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  1. Joe H

    Looks like it was a car chase that ended near the capitol, and the person go out and fired upon police and they returned fire. A baby in the car was unharmed. I just talked to an officer here at the capitol.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. g

    don,t worry guns don,t kill ask any republican guns don,t kill

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    ok this is sad no matter the reasoning- as usual someone found a way to blame obama -the person that said violence since 2008-must have been born in 2008 because there have been many shootings before that!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  4. Larry

    It's just some worker who got laid off because of Congressional stupidity. Take out a teabagger and win a stuffed animal.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. tmr

    This is what happened the last time we had taxation without representation.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Fed up

    Well what do you say it goes to show you that gun free or not people will find ways to shoot and kill or hurt others cause it's not the gun but the person who has control.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. Iggy

    pffff, surprise surprise. With 800,000 losing their jobs expect more of this.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. J

    And the American civil war part 2 begins....geesh.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. Buzz

    Please, let it be Harry

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Steve

    D.C. has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. So clearly the issue is that we need more gun control.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. Brian

    Right, here we go again. I doubt they will find out that this shooter is a Tea party member, but rather a left wing nut case that got the gun on the street and watch all the horrible movies coming out of the left wing Hollywood crowd.
    They will find that he watched to many violent movies made by the liberal Hollywood films makers and still blame it on the gun owners of America.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    What is wrong with you people; "it was just a matter of time" really? This is a serious situation. People could be dying and you all are saying this is to be expected in response to the shutdown? This is what is really wrong with America. People with that mindset.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. sheesh

    The shutdown situation is the reason our founding fathers incorperated the secound amendment rights, to correct such problems should they arise.. I was wondering how long it would take before this sort of thing was going to happen.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. Granite Sentry

    Well, the press and the president have been doing everything they can to whip up anger this week. Looks like they succeeded.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. dplandry

    Another crazed liberal....probably wanted a free obamaphone with his free healthcare like in NC!

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. Kitty Congress

    Come on Boehner, I know things are getting a bit contentious, but put away the gun.

    October 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. dingo41

    Looks like they just arrested the last person in Washington who had a set of balls.

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  18. Isabel

    Question...is America imploding?

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. tomrkba

    DC already bans the carry of guns outside the home. How could this happen?

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. SRSLY?

    I love the comment by Jomomma that the false flag was raised because guns are illegal in DC. Pull your head out of the sand! Do you really think there is some firearm detector that stops people at the border? And JV, I wouldn't be pointing fingers at the Dems. Let's not forget who was on duty for 9/11. Incidents like this have nothing to do with which party is in the president's office.

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. LibertarianBob

    ShawnDH-DC has the strictest gun laws in the country. How well did that work out????

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. vogel18

    More gun laws??? Wasn't this already a "Gun Free Zone"??

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  23. Erin

    Wow they're really making sure they're keeping everyone good and scared. I don't watch the news and have never signed up for any kind of news updates via text message service but I just got a text from '770-00' telling me about this important breaking news.

    Wow.

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Yeah, because the gun control obviously works so well, with DC being a gun free zone.

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. logic

    This is impossible! I guns are illegal in DC?

    October 3, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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