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. boger

    Well there you go. Probably not a democrat.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Chester

    It seems that someone is upset with the government, I wonder why,

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. dplandry

    How can this be? Isn't that area a gun free zone?

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    I'm going to guess this is someone who probably was effected by the Shutdown, causing them to lose their job??

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. amniculi

    Lol. Now maybe we'll get some background checks.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Slapshot

    I don't how that's possible since guns are illegal in DC.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Hopefully not because of shutdown

    Maybe somebody is losing it because of Shutdown. Who knows? Another reason to end shutdown NOW. I mean NOW.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Guy Fawkes

    Impossible. DC is a gun free zone. I saw the signs.

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Shockwave

    HA HA HA HA HA! What did they expect?

    October 3, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. w1nluv

    And the bell tolls

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Andrew Pillow

    How long before the GOP blames this on false flag terrorism?

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. SMO

    Well...looks like someone is overly dramatic about the whole shutdown...everyone knows that they aren't doing their jobs and that the little bit they do is done poorly or outright wrong, but this is just stupid. Not the way to go about fixing the broken system...if there even is a way!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Jim Toomer

    Another Democrat distraction to avoid meeting with the Republicans. Who hired this shooter?

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    How you feel about background checks now Congress?

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. What's in that tea anyway?

    Not good....the chaos is just getting started

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. El Flaco

    So someone is using his Second Amendment Rights again.

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  17. Sarah

    Here comes the scary stuff...

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. james

    surprise?

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. sarah

    on the feed you are showing right now they just put someone on a stretcher and wheeled them away from the black car.....nothings been said about that???

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. cocowu

    I guess someone is pretty fed up with all the BS, huh?

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  21. Ron L

    Still have to wait for more detail but I am not surprised. We have 300,000,000 guns in America and we have a 30% of the population barely above water financially. Take that combination and look at the foolishness we see happening in Washington and nothing surprises me.

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  22. amniculi

    Lol. I bet we'll get some background check legislation now.

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. Ted

    That's one way to get new representation!

    October 3, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  24. dan trefry

    looks like a shooter in camo pants tanken away on a stretcher.

    October 3, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. mjenkins00988

    Wait..I thought the gubment was shut down. Why is Capitol Hill open? It's probably some worker worker who's been out of work this week.

    October 3, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
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