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Car chase in Capitol ends in death for driver

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 - 01:37

Oct. 3 - Police confirm that a dramatic car chase in Washington D.C. ended with the driver's death and that a baby in the car is in protective custody. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Panic in the U.S. Capitol as gunfire rings out near Congress, following a car chase across central Washington. Al Hurra TV was on the scene and caught the chase on tape. Frank Schwing witnessed the incident. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAPITOL HILL SHOOTING WITNESS FRANK SCHWING SAYING: "They stopped the sedan right at the base of the Capitol surrounded it with guns drawn --opened the passenger side of the door and were yelling at the driver. At that point the driver put the car in reverse and drove back very quickly and slammed into a cruiser, pushing it out of the way. It did a 180 and took off again. At that point I heard half a dozen gunshots. And then the Capitol Police had us and they had their guns drawn as well." D.C. Police chief Cathy Lanier confirmed that the suspect was dead, and that there was a child in the car during the chase. (SOUNDBITE) (English) D.C. POLICE CHIEF CATHY LANIER SAYING: "Right now the suspect in the vehicle -- we do know was struck by gunfire and at this point has been pronounced. So, the suspect has been pronounced at this point. The child is approximately a year old and is in good condition and in protective custody. The shooting rattled the U.S. capital just three weeks after a government contractor opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people, before he was shot dead by police.

Car chase in Capitol ends in death for driver

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 - 01:37

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