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. Chris

    I am amazed at the stupidity of the comments about DC being a gun free zone. That does not stop anyone from gettign in a car and driving there. None of these people would last 5 minutes in a logical debate. They all probably love Honey Boo Boo

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. RDH

    "I think I heard a shot" – Zach De La Rocha of RATM.

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. Daniel

    Cough* Cough* Government false flag...JFK warned us

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Jake

    Anarchy is what you get when government breaks down. We can all thank the House, which should be renamed AQ/USA. They knew full well when you fan the flames of hate and discord, and contempt for our way of government, this is what will happen. This guy just didn't go out to stick up a 7-11, he was there to do harm. Is this what we want in America?

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. John Boehmer, conspiracy theorist

    I, John Boehmer, staged this event as a way to give me greater leverage in my budget and debt ceiling negotiations with Obama. Look for the shutdown to end shortly! I'm a fricking genius!!

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  6. Mason

    This is indeed telling about the apathy of the American public. After decades of Congressional/Executive power abuse and self-serving political greed in general (by both of our so-called political parties)- that there was only one political dissatisfaction motivated shooting today?

    October 3, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Patty

    Welcome to socialism... that's been the push since 2008 and it's going to happen!

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  8. fed up

    Just because Washington forgot how to have a civil conversation does NOT mean the American people should forget to use their words. This is ridiculous! Washington, you are swing the tone for temper tantrums like this!

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  9. Nothing to see here

    Non-white people shooting each other. Happens all the time in D.C. Non-story.

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. Malik Heru

    you people who hold on to this notion of patriotism.. or that this country is yours... you're the worst kind of cattle. you are so sheep, the only thing left to do with you is shear your wool... please stop thinking what is going on in washington is something a president or a congress or republican or democrat is doing for the sake moral right...

    this is about more money. it always is.. and will be... but you're so mis informed.. you think its about america....

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Phillip

    Police also closed Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House? Uhm..sensationalizing much, CNN? Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House has been closed since 9/11/2001.

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. Josh

    Lol all you idiots screaming about Gun Control, how about Idiot control? You can pass a Gun Control Law but the only people who will follow it are those who have no will to break the law... as for the criminals they'll tell you to Fk off and have a nice day. Pull your head out of your rears and use some common sense. Would a criminal hand over his gun because hes told it's illegal? Is he going to comply? Answer is I bet not.

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Neerav

    II guess the whole government shutdown really got to people. Prayers for everyone down there!

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. Post

    greattttt, i wonder how long this will delay the shutdown by...

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  15. Anonymous2

    Move on folks. Nothing to see here.

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. $BillS

    Only one way to end the madness:
    1. Admit our multi-party system is a failure
    2. Abolish Congress
    3. Abolish the Supreme Court
    4. Put a Benevolent Dictator in the White House

    No more bickering –
    Just do what the person in the White House says and all the problems solved

    October 3, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. Say it ain't so

    And the natives are getting restless. Do i see a revolution in the near future. Perhaps when people have had enough of their inept government it doesn't matter what party you're affiliated with, you'll take it out on all government.

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. steve

    The entire world is watching–and laughing at Obamas Folly- Anarchy is coming !!!

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. DJG

    Honestly, we should march the National Guard into the House and Senate and FORCE those lazy "children" come to a resolution on each and every item and up coming items. They should not be aloud to go home until there is a long term fix for the debt ceiling, budget, economy, etc. I don't care which side of the isle you are on, (which is honestly part of the problem, all you are just feeding the machine and acting like these morons in Congress) this needs to happen. We need to remove the money from Congress so only people who actually care about our country will run, instead of these greedy politicians who only care to line thier pockets with their questionably morals. It won't upset me one bit if any one in congress is injured in this incident (heartless, but true unfortunately).

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Jon

    Uh just because guns are illegal there doesn't mean criminals aren't going to use them. How stupid are you liberals really? Do you think that criminals care about the law? Do you really think that by making something illegal the criminals are going to stop breaking the law? Come on people!

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Dave

    Looks like Barack sent in some Muslims to shake things up a bit.

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. Cowboy

    Hey Donald, we are not a democracy! we are a represented republic. Shows how much you know about the US huh?

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  23. Martha

    This shooter would have been successful w/or w/out "gun control", Oh but you're probably an Obummer supporter. Common sense does not go hand in hand with supporting Obummer...........sheesh, wake up already!

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    This has to be a mistake, the capitol is a gun free zone.

    October 3, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  25. Thomas

    Here we go again. It doesn't matter what party or laws you support, enough is enough. WE as Americans need to take our Country back. From the President all the way down to the Aids. This country needs a fresh start. Still proud to be an American , just sad that we act like children.
    Why are you criticizing the President , he didn't shoot anybody .
    The GOP needs to learn how to discipline there own children before another responsible parent becomes involved .

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
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