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. For my country

    But there is nobody in the White House. Since the Prez is a non-essentian govt. employee he was let go without pay, right?

    October 3, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. John Q. Public

    Congress is to Bourgeoisie as Proletariat is to_________
    answer: Average Americans.... wake up America, this person did...

    October 3, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. Doug Attig

    Don't you just love CNN's predictable knee-jerk response to anything "gun"? Sounds like maybe the "active shooter" may not have shot, but we have to drag out the gun-control blanket again anyway. What do you think will be on Piers Morgan tonight?

    October 3, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. commonsense

    I think someone was just cleaning thier gun.... they could not possibly be after a congressman... I wonder if it was one of those guy from Duck Dynasty? lol

    October 3, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. tiffinS

    Another angry lib on a shooting spree again....

    October 3, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  6. kayla

    now, who is getting a free check for doing nothing? CONGRESS

    October 3, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  7. Mike

    I love how people say we should use words and not violence. How did that workout for our founding fathers?

    October 3, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  8. justADude

    So we don't know who was shooting yet if you carefully read the article. We don't know if it was the cops unloading on the car and driver because she violated a restricted area or if the driver was in fact shooting.

    October 3, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  9. Bret

    Reading these comments and one question comes to mind..... HOW IN THE BLUE HELL DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH SOCIALISM. Holy crap man. I'm Canadian and literally all of us laugh at how stupid you Republicans are. Just stop it. Stop embarrassing yourself and stop embarrassing your country. Do you even know what socialsm is you idiots? Seriously just moronic, RACIST, idiots.

    October 3, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Debbie

    All their policies at work. This is our wonderful governments fault. But notice they were all protected.

    October 3, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  11. CryBabies

    Jeff Brown In Jersey.....Really, Your going to step out there and put the blame on the GOP?!?!? Try to develop what little reasoning power you have! OMG!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  12. Dsmith

    As i scroll through these comments it seems as if a lot of kids are writing comments , stricter gun laws so someone can break into your house and you not have any protection ?? or your in a life or death situation and you cant defend yourself ?? this a sinful world there is no law you could freaking make to stop murder !!!! this world is corrupted !!!

    October 3, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. Joe

    How's that gun control working for D.C.?

    October 3, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Kb

    Making fun of people being shot at isn't remotely funny. There are peaceful ways to get any message across and protesting without violence is a better methodolgy. Even our Congress men and women, have families that love them.

    October 3, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Debbie

    Only innocent hurt!

    October 3, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. CryBabies

    This site just fans the flames...Grow up people!

    October 3, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. sly

    chris mcnally, jonny, siestasis, etc ... -- hopefully someone shoots all of you soon. Today would be too late.

    October 3, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. Nate

    Think it was sound of Republican head exploding from instability. Is that pre-existing condition of crazy covered under ACA?

    October 3, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. Malory Archer

    Lisa

    This country needs to deal with mental health issues. WE DON'T PAY PSYCHIATRISTS ENOUGH AND WE DON'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THIS NATION.

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    You can thank reichwing god bonzo raygun and his mental health patients bill of rights for that.

    October 3, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. here2bInformed

    Boo Hoo ... gov't workers not getting paid. BS ... they will get retro pay (at least they have after every shutdown in the past). yeah ... they may have to pay some bills late but then how does that differ from the rest of us.

    We are stuck with trillions of debt and Numbnuts are asking to raise the debt limit? Golly Gee ... I am short this month so I think the answer is to get another credit card. Comments have been made on how you should have to pass a test to be able to vote. How about having to pass a test to be elected? Seriously, would any of you want these Clowns to be incharge of your personal finances?

    October 3, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. Alan

    It was just a crazy woman with a gun, no danger to the president or the public. As they say,
    Guns don't kill people,
    Crazy people with guns kill people.
    Society supplies the crazy people,
    The NRA supplies the guns.

    October 3, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  22. Civil War Baby

    When the Tea Bagger Terrorists start to get shot at in public, maybe they will back down.

    October 3, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  23. nick

    Woman and child in the car? Which Congressman was late on his child support payments THIS time?

    October 3, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Woman suspect dead, child in car, does this have anything to do with the WIC program shutdown ? ? ?

    October 3, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. Marty Rogers

    two possibilities come to mind: a crazy tea party person mad at the president or a gov worker who is fed up with these imbeciles playing with their lives and livelihood. or it could be another shooting in DC which is a bout to get worse as police force is diminished. how safe will they feel in DC?

    October 3, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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