October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
7 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. rhetoricrebelofsouthtexas

    someone wants to get the country runnin', restore order, or doesn't want NObama care. How about Biden care?

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. PREMAL D.SHAH

    Not surprising, taken into consideration that the Republicans are holding America hostage by the shut down.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. smkedbacon

    No one has said the suspect a woman even had a gun! Could have been a friendly fire accident by police.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. Romeo

    Somone not gettig thier free govt cheese.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. phill

    I see about a 100 cops. if its really one guy isn't that a bit much. We are such an over reactive society.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. Jake

    I thought that DC was a "Gun Free Zone" That's not supposed to happen

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Joe

    1.) Chase began at White House
    2.) Chase ended up at Capitol Hill
    3.) Office was shot
    4.) Shooter got away?... really?

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Ohblamah

    Please stop shooting guns off!

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. gary

    USA is sick with guns

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. are122

    Harry Reid is at it again.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. Andrea

    what are more gun laws going to do...CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY LAWS. For goodness sake...that's stupid to take guns out of the hands of the people who need protection. They are criminals...they will find a way to get a gun regardless.

    October 3, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. Fire

    Lockdown lifted, there was a car chase that ended with shots fired between officers and the suspect, after the suspect in question tried to ram a security barrier on Pennsylvania Ave before driving to the Capitol building.

    Just a normal crime day in DC.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Tree. Liberty. Blood. Patriots. Tyrants.

    How could they have not seen this coming?

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. James

    People you dont read the complete details before you post. The gunfire was from a suspect that was in a high speed chase with police. The police responded in kind with a couple of rounds. Too bad they didn't cap the guy between the eyes. Idiots.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Peach

    Surprised this hasn't happened sooner and surprised no one has stormed the white house......just saying

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Parrot TEA Party smears in 4... 3... 2...

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. loudmusic

    Unfortunately, this guy seems to have shot a DC policeman instead of about 535 other targets of opportunity inside the building. Aim where it might do some good.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  18. Morons

    To all the idiots commenting on how this happened as a result of lax gun control, please note that the District has some strictest gun control laws in the country.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  19. That Mac Guy

    AHAHHHAH! That's one way to get congress to stay together and hash somthing out!

    LOCK THEM IN THERE TILL THEY DO THEIR JOB THAT WE THE PEOPLE ELECTED THEM TO DO!

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    More like our democratic president that is failing the American people.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  21. New Wave

    The revolution has begun, the spring is starting, The boys in washington don't want to listen to the people who work for them, what do you expect, us citizens are fed up with all these elitist who pass so called great laws but exempt themselves, no longer are we a democracy, get ready, this is just the beginning

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    God speed you gun man! May your magazine always be full, your shots be on target and the sun to your back! Now save the Republic my good man! save.the.republic.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  23. BECKY

    Guns are only as dagerous as the person who is holding , guns have a good use as well and a bad usage, so get a life,

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. One Eyed Pirate

    It's scary reading comments here from the below freezing IQ crowd.

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  25. shallnotbeinfringed

    Wait I thought this was a "gun free zone" how could this have happened??

    October 3, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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