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Sisters question facts surrounding fatal shooting in DC police chase

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Valerie Carey wants to know why her sister was shot and killed with her one year old daughter in the car as she was unarmed, “Why?” Carey said. “My mother deserves to know why, we deserve to know why”.

The sisters of Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman who was shot and killed at the US capitol this week say they think police went too far.

“Miriam was not firing a gun, there were no weapons, so we're still very confused as a family as to why she's no longer alive” Amy Carey-Jones said. “I really think that, it's not justified”.

While Carey didn't have a gun but law enforcement experts say she was using her car as a deadly weapon.

The incident began when the 34 year old dental hygienist, who investigators believe drove straight from Stamford to DC with her one year old daughter Erica in the backseat, rammed her car into barricades outside the White House Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses say she hit a secret service agent before taking off and leading officers on a high speed chase that eventually ended in a standoff outside the Capitol, where officers opened fire.

At a news conference last night, Amy Carey-Jones and Valerie Carey, who is a retired NYPD Sergeant, said their sister suffered from post-partum depression and psychosis and had been taking medication and receiving therapy but they say she had been showing signs of improvement and that doctors had recently begun weaning her off of her medications.

DC police say their internal affairs division is investigating with the assistance of the Secret Service and FBI, meanwhile Carey's family has hired an attorney who says they will conduct their own autopsy and investigation.

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