October 3rd, 2013
02:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Wild car chase ends with suspect shot to death near U.S. Capitol


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. Sniffit

    "I still have my job,house,savings,wife and kids,food on the table,and life. Just shows you that if you don't rely on big government, you don't need big government. I hope everyone else can see this too."

    Have fun when the gov't shutdown caused by the GOP and impending default on the nation's debts caused by the GOP both crash the economy, your house's value plummets below your mortgage principle, you lose your job de to a new recession, your house gets foreclosed upon, the wife and the kids go to live with her mother and you end up in an unemployment line thinking you're better and more entitled to help than everyone else in that line because you still haven't learned your lesson.

    October 3, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "I still have my job,house,savings,wife and kids,food on the table,and life. Just shows you that if you don't rely on big government, you don't need big government. I hope everyone else can see this too."

    Teatroll Rosetta Stone says: "I'm the type of person who, when I end up in the unemployment line, will be telling myself I'm the only one in line that deserves the help."

    October 3, 2013 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  3. $$$$

    "You are the most pathetic country in civilized world. You don't need gun laws.. of course not... we in Canada had strict gun laws and our murder rate with guns in the entire country barely reaches 200 a year. You have cities that get more than that in a year... I can't comprehend how to call yourself the greatest country in the world.... mind you only you do... certainly not the rest of the world."
    Let us send you about 10 million Obama supporters. Then see what happens to your murder rate.

    October 3, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  4. Walt

    Democrats and Republicans think they are the only show around in this country, I think they have forgotten about the most important party there is: The Party of the American People and they need to be reminded they cannot keep playing games like they're still in high school.
    For all people who do oppose gun rights, I certainly hope that you're prepared when the government shuts down and our soldiers aren't being paid then walk out, who will defend "your rights" then? Maybe the radical branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (when they start killing everyone in sight)? Think you're going to be able to debate or reason with them?
    You just don't see it coming, do you?

    October 3, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. $$$$

    Obama was on CNBC yesterday trying to panic the capital markets over a potential debt default. It is not like this clown has already done enough damage to the economy.

    October 3, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  6. Blood test for food stamps

    I love it, all you tree hugging, hand out liberals. Blame game, is that all you have, LOOK IN THE MIRROR FOOL. You put the moron back in office, it sure was not W fault this time or was it. Put your big boy pants on and grow up.

    October 3, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. ms.kesha

    Wow..this is so serious, it's amazing what people will do when they are bagged into a corner...hurry fix this situation...I love Obama!!!!

    October 3, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  8. ms.kesha

    It's amazing what people will say..they about someone so badly then look at them self like they have the right to down put someone...everyone have an opinion, but name calling is so elementary!!! SMH

    October 3, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  9. ms.kesha

    I Love OBAMA 4/EVER !!!!

    October 3, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. dan

    an out of town woman tourist with a child in her car makes a wrong turn and hits barrier to wh...surrounded by men with guns drawn she panics and drives off with child and is pursued by police ..as she drives down penn ave she is shot at by police( the only ones firing shots are the police) she is killed ..the child did not get shot......over reaction by the POLICE STATE mindset..as by the look of the various news feeds an army of gun crazy men running around DC looking for someone to shoot....this is America's capitol city..a welcome to those who visit and make a wrong turn.....message you will be shot and die....now all films and comments must be gathered so that the story line can be spun...she was from out of town ,panicked with a child to keep safe from gun crazy men...drove away and was sot and killed...see for yourself..with ear plugs...imho

    October 3, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Guygyl

    Wake up. USA needs TOTAL GUN-BAN LAWS. PERIOD.

    October 3, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. c-lo


    Wake up. USA needs TOTAL GUN-BAN LAWS. PERIOD.

    Yup, then we can be just like that safe haven paradise we call Mexico!

    October 3, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. don in albuquerque

    You just gotta love all the hatred you see being spewed here. A great deal at the POTUS for things they cannot prove (just right wing propaganda), hate for the poor, hate for sick, hate for the jobless, hate for persons of any other color then white. The GOTP's new and improved Jebus at work. Many of these posts do nothing but demonstrate why the GOTP needs to be relegated to the sands of time.

    October 3, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. Mir Khan

    The congress members should also lose their salary during Government shutdown, so that they can feel the pain of the poor government workers who suffer, as some of them have no other source of income and are living pay check to pay check.

    October 3, 2013 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  15. ray

    capitol police look like key stone cops or three stuges in car chase ....kill unarmed woman with baby in back seat with 10 shots fired... really? sounds like murder to me..all the big strong men can't jerk her out of the car and subdue her? standing ovation in congress really? i cant believe this a young woman is dead shot at 10 times by over reacting bafunes yeah lets celebrate that? i see a huge wrongfull death law suit and rightfully so.

    October 3, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  16. Peter Wexler

    America's "finest" protecting America's worst (McConnell, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and the alcoholic of the House, John Boehner).

    October 3, 2013 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. Rationalintn

    Is this typical for police to shoot at unarmed individuals involved in reckless driving altercations? I'm just kind of surprised that she was shot dead. Weren't they smart enough to apprehend her? Or is that the standing order of our congress, shoot to kill anyone who tries to interfere with us?

    October 3, 2013 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. W.T.Scotty

    I believe that this was an accident. I don't think a woman who was riding in a expensive car and her child in it also is in any way a threat to the point of shooting her down in cold blood. MURDER is what it appears to be from the videos. I would run to if guns were being shot at me. cops look like some crazy people from the movies.

    October 3, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  19. don in albuquerque

    Any of you know-it-alls seen what can happen when someone tries to elude the police? Many innocent bystanders can get killed or injured. I was a cop for ten years, and saw a car eluding police run a stop sign, T-bone a VW, and kill the young pregnant woman inside. Sorry for the loss of life, and for a now motherless child, all because she was busy being stupid.

    October 3, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  20. W.T.Scotty

    it is possible to get turned around in D.C. and go the wrong way. some people sometimes get confused. don't do it in the capitol or u could be killed.

    October 3, 2013 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  21. $$$$

    Right on schedule, the liberals are blaming the police. The liberals are upset because the person driving the car was not a white male and a member of the Tea Party.

    October 3, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. Wake up People!

    I saw the video and it didn't look like she was lost to me. Who tries to run the cops down if they surround your car? The cops here will shoot you dead if you even aim your car at them. Glad the baby is ok.

    October 4, 2013 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  23. me

    Sniffit, can you foreclose a house that you OWN like he said = the house has been paid for!

    October 4, 2013 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
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