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. Name

    It's not Brock's fault! The whole government need to be impeached r dumped! Start over completely! However I hope Americans start uniting against the republicans and take back or country n freedom! Fight for freedom!

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. JoeP

    Oh lord I hope the shooter is a registered Independent or we will have days of analysis....SMH

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. chris mcnally

    Now this is how its done! Everybody pay attention. When you go crazy and feel like shooting everyone this is where you go and how you do it. Good hunting! Be sure to get those democraps, trying to take away my rights!

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Dekanter

    it's not about gun control – it's about people control. I was sort of hoping to hear that Sen. Cruz was winged. Not that I'm advocating violence toward another human being. Or want a visit from my local FBI.

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. here2bInformed

    I wonder if England was saving "we need tougher gun laws in the Americas" back in the Colonial Days?
    Good thing those early Americans were 'discontent'.

    Our gov't is out of control. Gun violence is not the answer but neither is gun control. Violence happens everywhere. Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the States but it did not prevent anything. Quit playing into the Gov't plan to take more Rights away.

    Funny how people support 'control' of those things they do not support or approve. Pit Bulls (no I do not own one), Guns, Moonshine, Taxes, Federal and State Fees, and a whole list of other things. Maybe we need to make personal responsibility a law and penalize those that do not take care of themselves or their families. Dont force me to take care of you! I have my hands full with my own family!

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. john cain

    Rise up America,take your country back from those idiots!!

    October 3, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. Name

    Fight for freedom!

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. freeme10

    Moonbog – DC is no longer a gun free zone – been a few years now.

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |

    Its about time someone did something!!! Hey GOP can you hear them now?? Noo?? Yess!! Dont run!!!

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Malory Archer


    Article is a lie. DC is a gun free zone.


    Another shooting in a gun free zone. Go figure...


    Aaaawwww, you're both soooo clever. Did you think of those responses all by your widdle selves? Your mommies must be so proud!

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Pastapharian

    CJ: posts like yours make me weep for our education system.

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. macruder

    People are getting very angry at this country and the way it is being run since Obama has taken office with his Socialist policies. Americans are ticked off at having an Administration shoving policies down our throats and paying higher taxes, all the while our government and President quibble.

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. Tevii

    I love people who blame guns, or think that gun control would do anything. Murderers will be murderers no matter what. If they have no access to a gun they will do it with something else, hence the stabbings a few months ago. Besides that most crimes are not committed with legal guns anyway. Thats why Brady Bill is a failure ( Gun possession by criminals has risen in the post-Brady years – 18% of state prisoners (was 16% before Brady) and 15% of federal prisoners (was 12% before Brady) were caught with firearms.23)
    And NO most people dont want stricter gun control: 2012 annual Gallup Poll reported that 59% of Americans thought gun laws were properly set and 8% wanted them to be less strict.
    The problem is upbringing, and/or the reliance of unneeded legal drugs. We've become so dependent on Ritalin, Adderall etc. since they are prescribed for everything, then when people stop taking them, they are worse then ever.
    So easy to blame guns rather than how humans themselves act, behave or respond to the world.

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. Michael Wiese

    This is what right wing talk radio has been pushing its redneck audience to do for years. Armed revolt against our own government,
    Enjoy the flames you have fanned.

    October 3, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. Garcia

    What is this country coming to? Politicians on both sides should just do what's best for this country and not their re-election...

    October 3, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Remarkable stupidity from the gun nuts on this one. You guys like to gloat about the SCOTUS' Heller decision but still ramble about it being a "gun free zone"? Are you brain damaged?

    October 3, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  17. Martin

    Another Gun Control Agenda routine...ugh! Really?

    October 3, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. Lisa


    October 3, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Boss Hoss

    Finish this sentence: "I'm just a Bill, out on _________ _____ "

    October 3, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  20. Gina Ly

    For all we know, this could be a conspiracy to try to destabilize or put pressure on Obama's administration. Too much of coincidences... The GOP and Boehner are ready to do anything even if it means bringing instability to the whole US.

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  21. Thatguyman

    I doubt this has anything to do with the government shutdown, just some random crime. As for people crying "SEE GUN CONTROL DOESN'T WORK!", well, no piece of legislation is 100 percent effective, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be tried. Take for example Chicago, with its rampant gun crime and its harsh gun control policies. The laws there, though ineffective, inefficient and inconvenient, are still a better solution than flooding the already over saturated streets with MORE weapons by making them more accessible.

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  22. james emond

    It was probably a car backfiring. This is CNN's game: keep everyone so hyped up they can't think straight, and if they can't find any junk news here to feed us, they'll troll for a shooting in Nairobi. Hey CNN, is your headline FONT BIG ENOUGH? This site is the biggest joke. I'd go back to the days of Walter Kronkite in a heartbeat.

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. Siestasis

    Congress hunkered down behind locked doors. Oh our brave elected leaders.

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  24. Jonny

    Good luck shooter .

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. Tony G

    Look's like some of Obama's old friends from the Chicago hood are in town for some partying.

    October 3, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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