The woman who led police on a car chase through Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon has been pronounced dead.
The incident began when the woman attempted to drive through a security checkpoint on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. A chase ensued when she defied police orders to stop and instead took off toward the Capitol, speeding through red lights.
The chase ended when the driver was shot and her black Infiniti crashed. A little girl was found to also be in the car and was taken away in good condition by officers. One Capitol Police officer was injured when his vehicle crashed during in the chase and was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
Capitol Hill was placed on lockdown after shots were fired close to the Capitol Building.
An "all clear" was given within 30 minutes of the initial "shelter in place" order. More details and updates on Thursday's shooting are below and additional coverage is also available at CNN.com.
READ MORE: Capitol Hill shooting as it happened
6:05 P.M. ET:The suspect has been pronounced dead, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
5:25 P.M. ET: New information regarding the suspect: An FBI task force will be executing a search warrant on the woman's home, which is in Connecticut. They will be searching for any information which might explain her actions. CNN's Deborah Feyerick says police are not updating her condition. A source told Feyerick the woman was shot several times and there was no return fire.
5:08 P.M. ET: CNN's Dana Bash points out that the Capitol Hill Police officers who responded to today's incident are currently not being paid because of the federal government shutdown. The department was honored with a standing ovation on the floor of the House of Representatives for their service this afternoon.
Standing ovation on the House floor for the United States Capitol Police. pic.twitter.com/RtuQ4cbrhI
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4:41 P.M. ET: Video of the actual incident has now been released and clearly shows the driver of the black Infiniti backing into a police car and speeding off despite being surrounded by officers with their guns drawn. HLN has obtained that video which can be viewed at the top of this article. Screengrab courtesy Alhurra.
4:15 P.M. ET: We have received a significant amount of new information from CNN's John King and Deb Feyerick:
How the encounter started: A federal law enforcement source says the suspect in the car first encountered uniformed secret service near the White House. An intelligence source says the black car containing the suspect was stopped at a White House checkpoint and "words were exchanged" between the suspect and an officer. The driver initially ignored demands to turn away from the barrier/restricted zone, and then sped away.
How the encounter escalated: Close to the Capitol, the suspect hit a police officer, injuring the officer inside (the injured officer mentioned in earlier reports). The airbag in the police car deployed. Because of "threatening behavior" and the close proximity to sensitive locations, use of force was authorized. The "threatening behavior" included ignoring demands to stop, and erratic and dangerous driving. Under this authorization, "multiple shots were fired" and the driver was hit. The child in the car was removed shortly thereafter.
3:30 P.M. ET: A source says the police fired at the suspect and the car. Could not give the suspect's condition. Injuries to the police officer are not believed to be life-threatening. Two accident locations are being processed: 1st and Constitution Ave, where one USCP officer is injured in a crash, 2nd and Maryland Ave, where the non-USCP vehicle is being processed.
3:20 P.M. ET: Sources say the injured officer was injured during the vehicle chase.
3:17 P.M. ET: An intelligence source tells CNN that there was a child in the car involved in this incident
3:15 P.M. ET: Multiple sources tell Deb Feyerick, Barbara Starr and Peter Morris that the suspect was a female.
3:12 P.M. ET: US Capitol Police have released a statement saying that they have "stabilized" the situaiton.
3:08 P.M. ET: We are told one officer has been injured but it is unclear how or what his or her current status is. The injured officer was medivacked from the scene.
3:05 P.M. ET: A CNN photojournalist reported hearing at least a dozen gunshots at the time of the incident. A Secret Service source tells CNN's Kevin Liptak that a a vehicle had hit a security barrier at 15th and Pennsylvania, which is where the incident began. A government source tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the car was chased from near the White House to Capitol Hill where shots were exchanged.
2:50 P.M. ET: CNN is reporting an intelligence source claims the car chase ended at or near the Capitol, and as the driver exited the car, he was fired on. A government source also claims the injured individual was a police officer.
2:45 P.M. ET: US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said one person has been injured in the shooting.