October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
12 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. Anonymous

    But gun free zone...

    October 3, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Malory Archer

    Boss Hoss

    Finish this sentence: "I'm just a Bill, out on _________ _____ "

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I'm just a Bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.

    What does that have to do with this article?

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

    No attempt to hit the fence at the white house. Just an attempt to go through pedestrian area, which is closed to vehicles. Police shot at the vehicle which was driving where it wasn't supposed to be. Child was in the car. Could have been killed.
    The police will make out this erratic driver was a deadly threat, but perhaps THEY overreacted and made it worse. Some say she is dead.

    October 3, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. darth cheney

    You just know an article like this is going to rouse all the trolls and numbnuts.

    October 3, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. bill

    Gina Ly -- curious, did YOUR parents have any kids that lived???????????

    October 3, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. Romney IS STILL NOT My Hero

    I hope a few found their target! Plus, doesn't the GOP lead Congress like guns? They should stand up and applaud, not be outraged.

    October 3, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    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!!!
    --------------------------------–
    Mitt Romney bragged about being unemployed. The middle class pays the highest percentage of their income towards taxes than any other tax bracket.

    October 3, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. tommysaint1

    is this the beginning of the end?

    October 3, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. guest

    Republican plan to create chaos and blame it on the black president appears to be working! High 5

    October 3, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. Joe

    Look at this incident, as well as the responses to this article by the pro gun corwd, and tell me you don't want to laugh in their faces when they deny the fact that they're terrorists. The white trash rght-wing of this country is amoung the stupidest, loudest, most ignorant, most obstructive factions of politics in the world. People like them have been dragging this country down since they were tricked by southern aristocrats into fighting The Civil War.

    October 3, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  11. c-lo

    You fools must get really tired with your JUMPING to conclusions, SPINNING your stories, and RUNNING your mouths. It appears the gunfire came from LAW ENFORCEMENT against a woman trying to ram her car through a gate. Apparently we should require background checks on new mothers before issuing them a driver's license to check for PPD!

    October 3, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. Joe

    Look at this incident, as well as the responses to this article by the pro gun crowd, and tell me you don't want to laugh in their faces when they deny the fact that they're terrorists. The white trash rght-wing of this country is among the least intelligent, loudest, most ignorant, most obstructive factions of politics in the world. People like them have been dragging this country down since they were tricked by southern aristocrats into fighting The Civil War.

    October 3, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. mentallect

    At least now these gun crazies aren't shooting at decent people for once!

    October 3, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Tommy G

    $BillS
    Only one way to end the madness:
    1. Admit our multi-party system is a failure
    2. Abolish Congress
    3. Abolish the Supreme Court
    4. Put a Benevolent Dictator in the White House
    No more bickering –
    Just do what the person in the White House says and all the problems solved
    --

    We already have a Dictator in the White House.

    October 3, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Joanna

    Just watching and your reporter that spoke with some witnesses, she can't even speak English and I couldn't understand what she said and she didn't even report back what they said to her. So please don't use her anymore

    October 3, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. Sol

    THe shots were by the police?

    October 3, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. tom

    I love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. mentallect

    NRA America unleashed!

    October 3, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. Fed Up American

    It was only a matter of time. People, like myself, are fed up with how this country is being ran. All you idiots who think guns kill, I don't see the gun actually pulling the trigger. it's the crazy's that are pulling the trigger. Mental health is just an excuse. Look at the guy who shot up the navy yard, he was diagnosed with mental health issues way before he pulled the trigger, or was it the actual gun who pulled the trigger. IDIOTS!!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Greg

    "I am amazed at the stupidity of the comments about DC being a gun free zone. That does not stop anyone from [getting] in a car and driving there. None of these people would last 5 minutes in a logical debate. They all probably love Honey Boo Boo"

    You're right, it doesn't stop anyone from bringing a gun in. But it does prevent any otherwise law-abiding and mostly mentally-stable citizens (even if that is questionable for many) from intervening or defending themselves from the nut that brought a gun into the gun-free zone.

    And anyone insisting those who have a different opinion must be "stupid" are completely incapable of a logical debate. I don't think your opinion is stupid. But you're right – I wouldn't *waste* 5 minutes trying to have a "logical" debate with you.

    And for the record, I haven't even seen Honey Boo Boo, but I would love to smack her mother for making her kid a complete idiot before she even has herself to blame for it.

    October 3, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. King

    Hey idiots, the only people that were doing the shooting were the POLICE! Love how conservative nuts never get the facts before charging off on lies and idiotic rants. If you were all so damn passionate about the people you elected into congress we may have adverted this crap.

    October 3, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Sniffit

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

    So far, it appears that the only shots fired may have been the secret service.

    GROW UP.

    October 3, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  23. Hairy reed

    Blame it on a video.

    October 3, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  24. Winston Smith

    A sad day. It's supposed to be we the people. Not we who have guns. There was a time in our nation when people could depend on certain things. They were constant. Today, reading some of these posts, it's evident that many believe that violence is the answer to any problem we have. It's not. I, long for the days of stability and reason.

    October 3, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  25. Sniffit

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

    Because once you arm yourself with scissors, you can't run...
    ==

    Perhaps they should be the only implements of death allowed if you wish to rely on a "stand your ground" law then.

    October 3, 2013 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
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