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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soundoff (898 Responses)
  1. Keesha

    I guess people are getting tired and crazy with all of this crap going on!!

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Timothy

    About time, thanks for the shooter for FINALLY DOING SOMETHING to our useless congress.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Ross Watson

    It has begun!!!!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Peter

    Guns! Shutdown! Anarchy?!?!

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. hitman

    Guess someone found out the ACA is not free!

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. Cole

    That guy could have been at work today.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. actionactor

    Look out WW III here we come. Funny never knew war would break out over healthcare ..... ?????

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. AlbaniaIsBestCountry

    Boom goes the dynamite.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. cbtld

    Shelter in place, talk amongst yourselves, and get something done.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. rb1948

    Guess somebody is tired of the temper tantrums.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. joey

    some teabagger didnt get paid

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Chris

    My care-meter has reached an all-time low

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. jschuller2jonjonhenry

    I hope no one was injured, especially NRA lobbyists and supporters.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. Dorkus Maximus

    Madness, sheer madness.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. Voice in the Desert

    The rhetoric from both sides has been overwhelming. Is it any surprise some nutjob has decided to take matters into his own hands? Let's hope they catch him before he does any real damage.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  16. Earl

    Maybe we get lucky and some fresh new non corrupt (yet) politicians will be needed!

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. Fuzz Ball

    "The House and Senate went into recess after the shooting."
    They've been in recess like a bunch of grade schoolers for months now. Time for some serious dodgeball. Let's see how fast the old men can run.

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    oh well, what do you expect?

    October 3, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. Adam

    If security was lighter because of the shutdown then this is all the GOP's fault.

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Murph

    This is no surprise. You cannot take money away from people and not expect this kind of fallout.

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. regina

    are you really suprised by this... I am surprised that it hasn't happened before this... the house and senate think that they own the country and can do as they want.. people are getting tired of being used and abused.. its time that they see what the people want and not what they think we want... wake up folks

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    When will folks learn that violence isn't the answer?

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  23. Sister Valium

    Not surprised. They better be thankful the police were not on furlough!

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  24. mike

    How long until CNN OR MSNBC OR NBC tries to pin this on a "crazy" "right winger?"

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  25. asdf

    shots are fired.

    October 3, 2013 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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