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. moonbogg

    Article is a lie. DC is a gun free zone.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    How about the people who were shooting were the cops shooting at the female suspect who tried to drive through the treasury building. You IDIOTS and your anti-gun rhetoric. Seriously, ENOUGH ALREADY.

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

    We'll never make it to day 7.........

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. Mark

    OBAMA is the greatest president ever!

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Chris

    its probably just Joe Biden firing a warning shot........

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Too bad that no member of Congress was hurt. They deserve being shot at for shutting down the government.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Concerned Citizen

    To JAL, Must be nice to sit back and let the working class pick up the tab. Those of us who work and carry our share of the American tax burden don't need to 'calm down". We need to SHUTDOWN funding to the bumbs that are syphening the treasury. Lower the debt ceiling by lowering the boom on dead beats. 5 years is too long for anybody seeking gainful employment to still be looking for work. Anyone receiving welfare at the beginning of a Presidential term should be paroled off taxpayer care by the end of that term. Back TO WORK DEADBEATS!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. anon

    Another shooting in a gun free zone. Go figure...

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. C J

    Wow a shooting at dc... Wait wait scratch that hold it isnt dc already a gun free zone ohh my gosh I guess people will get guns no matter what the laws on guns is... The truth is guns arent that powerful there just small arms the government have an u.s. army, airforce, navy and nuclears missiles why do they fear people with only guns they arent that big of deal sure some crazy person can shoot people with them but over 97% id guess of mass shootings are not a hundred or more people so they dont need to fear guns to much really guns are not that powerful or that big of a deal guns are not like as destructive as boston bombers 3 dead and around 200 wounded by 2 pressure cooker bombs if they ban guns then crazy people will just use bombs, knifes or other ways to cause mass causilitys.

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

    Why weren't they told to defend themselves with scissors?

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. Costa

    Hmmm aren't guns completely banned in Washington? Oooooh, look you gun control monkeys, someone has an illegal gun in Washington, but how can this be? What will we do now?

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. ISLAMO

    The person who did this is either:
    (A) An Islamos_hit terrorist
    (B) Ni66er thug
    (C) One of those white trash, meth-cooking types who was committing a crime for profit
    (D) A weirdo half-white/half-Indian thug from south of the border

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. Stephan

    You are the most pathetic country in civilized world. You don't need gun laws.. of course not... we in Canada had strict gun laws and our murder rate with guns in the entire country barely reaches 200 a year. You have cities that get more than that in a year... I can't comprehend how to call yourself the greatest country in the world.... mind you only you do... certainly not the rest of the world.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. balaji

    no matter wt u control terrorism in other countries...in ur own place it erupt and spread like zombies

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  15. kevin

    Here we go again because someone wants to shoot people and the people who was to take our guns has to come out of the wood work to say things. YOU GUYS REALLY NEED TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT THINGS WITHOUT GUNS HOW ARE YOU GOING TO STOP THE NUTTIE PEOPLE OUT THERE. I serve this country as in the military and work in law enforcement. I own guns and they are locked up until I get ready to go hunting. Background checks will not help and taking guns away will not help. Taking our rights away will not help. I own guns for the defense of my family and others.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. JAC

    CNN had the Breaking News headline about an active shooter at the Capitol, then just a few pixels further down a picture of a scouring Obama with the text " One Way Out."

    they changed it now, but i thought it was funny.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. BD70

    Really sick of hearing "take back our country". Seems the radicals are going to trash this country no matter what. Or...it could be a case of a lone gunman who is sick of the BS coming out of capital hill.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  18. Dan

    Shoot all of the GOP traitors!!! It's a lot less effort than hanging them all!

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  19. Kevin

    Obviously, something is missing with these liberals.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. Mike Stenberg

    The citizens are starting to revolt...THIS is why Obama wants gun control...you're silly if you actually think it would protect YOU. Gun control is to protect THEM so that they may continue to bleed out country to the last drop.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Oh geez... looks like RS or Rudy NYC didn't get their monthly government check on time....

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. Kelly

    Disgruntled Girl – since the United States Post Office is not part of the budget and is an independent agency of the US government, they are not affected by the shut down.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  23. flip

    are we there yet? yawnnnn... zzzzzzzzzzzz. wake me up when government reopens.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  24. Miguel

    Regrettably, this is probably a message to Congress to pass a reasonable CR with no strings attached to keep the government going.

    October 3, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  25. chris mcnally

    Must be another fanatical obama supporter. Those wonderful libs.

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