Shots fired on Capitol Hill
A quick look-over, and in a situation like this first reports are usually dead wrong. Sounds like all shots were fired by police. There is a video of the woman's car, stopped with front toward the metal posts used on Capitol Hill. Front end shows no damage, doesn't look like it rammed anything. Then she drives out of sight, shots fired, and she drives away (I won't say speeds, in Washington traffic it's hard to drive, let alone speed). Park Police car badly busted up, but looks more like collision with some other vehicle or a still object.
Still photo of car after it stopped shows again, no front end damage at all, but apparent damage to rear end, possibly rammed during chase to try to spin it out. New car, looks like Conn. plates. Small kid in car... starting to sound like possibly a panicked tourist?
The Park police car was damaged when the officer had the misfortune of rounding the corner right as the vehicle barrier was deployed.
Posted by: Douglas2 at October 3, 2013 06:56 PM
Once again our media cries wolf.
Posted by: Mman at October 3, 2013 09:55 PM
Not one mention by the DC brass that the shots fired were by the police. The driver was no where near the White House but was around the corner on 15th Street at the Treasury bldg. A black lady gets popped because of the reckless operation of her motor vehicle and with a child in that car. Its a amazing that nobody else was capped with allthe shooting going on. Does cluster farce come into play here? But,then, there could have been a bomb in the car.
Posted by: Ceefour at October 4, 2013 05:10 AM
This is what happens when mental issues meet severe overreaction.
Posted by: 475okh at October 4, 2013 11:11 AM
The best comment I have seen so far: "MSNBC has confirmed that she was driving a black AR-15".
Posted by: Brian at October 4, 2013 03:27 PM