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. Melissa

    Correction...the House and Senate were in recess before the shooting and returned to recess after the shooting...which is why we still have no budget. :-)

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. bobby

    Our elected officials should take notice that they are driving the American people crazy with all this political bs. Its not just one sided either. The house, senate and president should be ashamed of their jobs in office. How on earth is it that we get these idiots in office and normal people cant even get a descent job? America.. The unmotivated get every subsidy they can find, the rich get richer, and the middle class gets squeezed for everything.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. hi government

    just out of curiosity–how does one go into recess from not doing anything?

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. James

    Hopefully no one was seriously injured.

    On the flipside, hopefully both sides on the Govt Shutdown War will start getting the message that people are angry, and get off their butts to work this all out.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. asdf

    Tango Down!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  6. ritadorsch

    I'm sure that more guns on the street would have prevented this.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. CommonSense23

    Who's there to shelter in place? Gov't shut down

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Smeeze

    let the conspiracies begin...

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. USA #0

    Is there any wonder that the US is the biggest terrorist?

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Sandra Tambini

    Omg... someone's had it.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Scott L

    As much as many of the country would like to see the Congress removed permanently, I don't think this will help anything.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. RELEE

    Must be nice to have security...unlike those poor souls at the Navy Yard or like Congress has put our school children into...

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Janet

    Oh, goody – at least the shutdown hasn't affected anyone's ability to purchase guns and bullets. Good grief
    I'm surprised ol' Ted Cruz and Michelle B weren't out there blazing back at the gunman. Sarcasm aside, I hope that nobody was killed.

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  14. betterdays

    Can't wait to see who the shooter turns out to be... Time for more ALL CAPS 1000 PT. HEADLINES, CNN!

    October 3, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  15. dragon man

    that should send a message

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  16. Kim Idland

    Good thing all those law-enforcement folks on duty, WORKIING WITHOUT PAY, responded to the Capitol, i.e., FBI, etc.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  17. Matthew Zibreg

    @Andrew Pillow, I'm sure it will be just about ten minutes after the Democrats blame it on the Tea Party.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. POTUS

    It's a gun-free zone, so they should be safe.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  19. churchstate

    Yeah because banning guns in chicago works so well

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  20. ritadorsch

    I'm sure that more guns on the street would have presented this.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. abena

    Welcome to the world or crazies. America gone nuts. Shows the culture of violence this country is based on

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  22. big jim

    Right wing gun loving nuts coming home to roost

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. sputnikv

    im not surprised

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. Sage

    Don't shoot the messengers. Congress just represents the divide in the US population. Congress isn't the problem...

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. Aerin

    nutcasebaggers are getting desperate

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
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