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.


Filed under: Congress
soundoff (898 Responses)
  1. Hater

    Here is a good ideal! Perhaps Cruz and Bauchman and the rest of the crazy Tea Partiers could hold a press conference and tell the shooter it's no big deal.....things will get better...they are working on it......morons.......

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Gina

    Here you go, Congress. Exactly what you wanted- no restrictions on gun control or even background checks. Enjoy it.

    I love America, I don't love it's leaders (IF you can even call them that). The entire Congress should be fired and replaced with people who actually CARE about the American people and LISTEN to what they need and want.

    CAN WE PLEASE get representatives that actually REPRESENT our nation's people, instead of just themselves!!!!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. just saying

    this will sure stop all those front step interviews!

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    You all who are pointing out lack gun control as an issue....you all realize guns are prohibited in the capitol? Taking guns out of the hands of the law abiding will never stop a criminal from still being a criminal. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. Fred Ziffel

    This is a dream come true for the President. After a fire and brimstone speech this morning designed specifically to excite and enrage the public, he has managed to get some lunatic to fire shots in the Capital. Collateral damage? I think not, it appears as almost a well orchestrated event just like the Kennedy assassination. This is so fortuitous he will now be able to push his 2nd policy of gun control. Does anybody get the impression that this man worships the strife and enjoys stirring problems? In my opinion, this is an extremely dangerous man hell bent on dividing America. He has managed to get all of us arguing with each other which I believe is his overall agenda.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Phil

    We already have plenty of GUN CONTROL but the criminals and insane don't care about those laws, now do they? They were running because DC is a gun free zone, so the law abiding people can't defend themselves from the criminals.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Kevin

    it is apparent that no one here knows what has happen. It was the aftermath of a car chase that ended with the vehicle being boxed in at the capitol bldg.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Kelly

    Oh, and neither the OEC or USCP is a "private army" for the President.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Thom

    This should bring this all to an end fast...........

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    this has nothing to do with gun control, this has to do with the fact that imbeciles run our country and cannot agree to disagree on how to screw over our country. Maybe now that they are locked inside they can focus on the task at hand. Take your heads out of your butts and notice that our country is slowly falling apart because we as humans are too weak minded to realize when we are all just cattle being hurded. It's time to step up the the plate and take back what is ours, 200 some odd years ago we lost alot of good soldiers in the Rev. War because we were sick of the tyranny of England. What is the differance between now and then? That tyrannical leader is our own president.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  11. jeff

    'Shelter in Place' meaning "we are unarmed and will throw our stapler at the gunmen"

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. JJ

    I guess they will stay in there and pass a bill now they are on lockdown and cannot leave.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. Captain Common Sense

    Really....Washington DC a gun free zone? Golly there was a ban on guns why are they still there? Maybe we should make a sign to tell the bad guys it is not fair that they break the law. Or it could have been the cold hard metal of the gun sending mind bending messages telling their illegal owners to go to DC and shoot stuff. Hopefully people will realize that a ban on guns only affects law biding citizens. I for one would much rather have the ability to defend myself in a gun battle then just be a target. Wake up morons....

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Matt

    DC has some of the most strict gun restrictions in the nation. Why did this criminal find a way to discharge a weapon so close to the capitol?

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  15. Romeo

    Its not that partisanship in the system and flames fanned by the general medai have had anything to do with this. Certain this is a left wing nutjob.

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Mark

    Gun Control... Yeah DC has the nations strictest gun control laws already. Murder is illegal yet it still happens IMAGINE that

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. PointingOutTheObvious

    @ jomomma....just becasue something is illegal doesnt mean people dont do it. Your argument is the dumbest things I have ever read. If being ILLEGAL meant that people didnt do things why the hell are our prisons overflowing???? Seems to me you are the inept one - lulz

    October 3, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. loyalright

    I guess the shooter found out that Obamacare was not actually free!

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. Kevin

    I'm sorry that the liberals think it was a "responsible" gun owner who did this. What a fruit cake. Don't give that person a gun. lol Guns don't have legs and shoot people.. People do. Our society has become very weak with no strong and logical values (like we once had). It's a shame to to see these young people and even some older people thinking it's the guns fault. It's laughable. Honestly. The liberals want to legalize most drugs and have the rich pay for it all so they can live on their parents money. I think these people never had a family or most came from broken families with no morals or values.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. Stop Dat

    With a Congress that has a lower approval rating than pubic lice, forest fires, and colon cancer, it was only a matter of time I guess.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  21. AllisonH

    Washington has one of the strictest gun controls in the country!! Apparently that doesn't help!!

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  22. Dave

    Oh great I guess Obama will blame the gunfire on the Republicans and or Tea party !

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  23. Slizzi

    ShawnDH..... Where do you get your stats.... Most things I've read indicate the majority of Americans are against tighter gun control.... Use people outside your circle of friends when conducting a poll. The GOP only controls one side of Senate and even when both sides were Democratic with a Democratic president they couldn't pass a budget..... This is just an example of people fed up with their government as a whole and doesn't need to revolve around your agenda of gun control.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. chris mcnally

    God i hope he/she got at least a dozen of those worthless politicians. And if they did, good riddance. And no i am not upset about the shut down or any one thing in particular, i just really hate ALL politicians, no matter what country, race, religion they are.

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Cowboy

    I am so sick of the wimpy gun control people. Control yourselves and control society. Its only been a few years since every boy went to high school with a gun in the gun rack in the back of the truck. NEVER any shots fired. Now if you point your finger, you are a criminal. Its not the gun, its the individual., nothing is my fault liberals that won't allow good honest morals get in the way of whats important to them, not the country. .

    October 3, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36