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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soundoff (898 Responses)
  1. James

    They shooter must have had it with Congress.

    October 3, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. jomomma

    I thought guns were illegal in DC??! No WAY this is true!!!! FALSE FLAG

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. f

    Ummm, ok. I still cant afford food or my rent, soooo......

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. JV

    Welcome to your BO nation. People mass killing every month since 2008

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. billbfit

    Someone wants Obamacare really really bad.

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Joe

    Not to be cynical, but maybe they can work out a deal now?

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Anthony Hollars

    I can't wait to see the details on this. Let the blame game begin.

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Ivan

    The House and Senate went into recess after the shooting. You mean as always anyway???

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Jamboli

    When will this country introduce a shutdown of GUNS.

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    No surpirse there...

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. Ben

    Well, it's not the right answer, but what do politicians expect when they sit on their high cushions bickering and we the people suffer due to their inability to cooperate with each other.

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I thought DC was a gun free zone

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  13. ailuropod

    I don't wish to make light of the situation at all, and my prayers go out to anyone who has been harmed or is currently in harms way. That said, does anyone know what an annunciator is?

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    only a matter of time some federal unpaid worker will go nuts and fire shots

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. ManturoQ

    Might this be related to the impasse in DC and that this is a disgruntled, possibly mentally unstable individual?

    October 3, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. CaptianFalcon

    Great...The last thing we need.

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. mike lee

    well someone wants their money to support their family...

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  18. JonnyB

    Betcha, they wish they had guns now!! Who is the OEC and USCP and why are they on the job!!?? Who's paying them?

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  19. disgruntled_girl

    Say, isn't the postal service impacted by the "government shut down"?

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  20. Anony-mouse

    Yay, government shutdowns!

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. jomomma

    Guns are ILLEGAL in DC this story is fake!!! FALSE FLAG lulz – our federal gov't is so inept...and all you fools think Obamacare is going to work – yeah right, probably as well as the car and bank bailouts...worked well for everyone but the American people. Oh right, corporations are people too right??! Craziness. Our country is so screwed

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    I believe people are fed up.

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. mike

    get ready for more of this....

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. pbernasc

    must be a responsible gun owner

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Not a big surprise...

    October 3, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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