October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
1 year 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. Concerned

    Thank you Mr. Cruz, the people are getting restless due to your tactics, now the pot is starting to boil over, but I am sure you are very happy. I hope there is a horse available to take you back to the Texas panhandle never to hear from you again. Oh, please take the rest of the Tea Party dirt bags with you. You all can have a big ole BBQ out there in the grasslands.

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

    There are 3 shots downrange

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. california99

    Republicans are to BLAME.....SHAME ON THEM....Remember not to vote any of them, especially the so called Tea Party next election! 'NO' TO THE GOP IN 2014!

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Daddy_2010

    This is what happens when government workers get bored from not working...

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  5. GaryO

    Great. One more reason for the House and Senate to go into recess. I hope they are all OK, but that they all brown their pants, out of fright.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. M Jones

    And the Capitol Police are putting their lives on the line WITHOUT PAY!!!

    Republicans are really making me angry.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Why is Harry Reid "reporting" this...and what's supposed to be his significance? Didn't this happen in front of House offices (not Senate)?

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Paul

    Here we go again...

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. sly

    They are saying the shooter is Senator Cruz, the illegal Mexican.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. hello

    Yeah because banning guns in chicago works so well

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. MarcNJ

    I wondered when this type of thing would start.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  12. Guest

    Correction: COWER IN PLACE and hope you don't get shot.

    The Democrats alternative to self defense.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. bryan

    gee I hope its someone from the "other" side that got shot

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Obe

    This just got interesting.

    October 3, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  15. samuel

    people are so fed up with congress

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. Dick Cheney

    No it wasn't me!!!!

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. Ben Sisko

    It's official. Over this fight on ObamaCare, Rush Limbaugh has officially turned the United States into Bosnia

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. JWC

    Not to worry....no NRA or Congress member was involved, so not a big deal and no reason to argue for gun control. Go back inside and resume the couch potato position.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. Melissa

    How not a surprise this is. This is what happens when you advocate violence to solve problems.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  20. bxgrrl

    Somewhere some "Christian" is saying this is because of gays, environmentalists, feminists, the U.N. and the IRS.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. Efren

    Another false flag for gun control it seems.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. decomposing1

    Are they surprised at this? The way they are messing with people i expect more of this to happen as people become more and more angry at the so called leaders of this failing government.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. MS

    And even so, unlikely that Congress will realize how upset the American populous is. 10% approve, which means 9 out of 10 people you walk on the street thinks you should be fired and 1 out of 1000000 thinks you should be dead and is willing to do it. That means there are roughly 313 people in this country ready to kill you at any given moment. So now there are 312. FIX THIS NOW.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. sleekgazelle

    Thanks to the secret service for doing their job even though they are not getting paid during the shutdown

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. MightyMoo

    Hope they got the guy and anyone hurt will be OK.

    October 3, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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