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Passport, other items found with driver shot in Capitol Hill

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Miriam Carey Miriam Carey
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Police found no weapon or apparent evidence of motive while searching the car of a woman who was fatally shot by police after trying to ram her vehicle through a White House barrier, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

Search warrant results show police who inspected a lockbox inside Miriam Carey's black Infiniti found a passport, a plastic bag containing various foreign currency, a driver's license and social security cards for her and her daughter. Other items include keys, hospital discharge documents, a lease agreement for a New York City apartment and an uncashed check for Carey for nearly $1,800.

Unspecified photographs, projectiles and a "fragment from vehicle" were also found in the car, according to the documents, which don't reveal the significance of any of the belongings or shed light on why the woman showed up outside the White House with her 1-year-old daughter in the car last week.

The 34-year-old Carey, of Stamford, Conn., was shot after a high-speed police chase Thursday that authorities say began after she tried to drive through a White House barricade and was then pursued toward the U.S. Capitol. Authorities say Carey struck a Secret Service agent with her car at the White House and at one point reversed her vehicle into a police car, authorities say. Her daughter was inside the vehicle but was not hurt.

Officers from both the Capitol Police and Secret Service fired at the car, police said. Internal affairs investigators from the District of Columbia police department are currently investigating whether the deadly force was appropriate, a standard review for officer-involved shootings.

Carey's sisters have said their sister did not deserve to die and have suggested she was afraid and fleeing danger. A federal law enforcement official has said that Carey's mental health deteriorated in the last year and that she had delusions President Barack Obama was in contact with her, but her sisters have challenged officials' descriptions of her mental state.

A search warrant application shows police thought the lockbox might hold maps, drugs, documents pertaining to the White House, weapons and ammunition or "fruits of other crimes." But none of that was found inside the box, according to the search warrant results.

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By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

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