Passport Found With Woman Shot Dead Near Capitol

Miriam Carey's family told reporters they don't know why she was killed when she was unarmed

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013  |  Updated 4:41 PM CDT
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The family of Miriam Carey, who was shot to death outside the Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier, speaks in NYC. Checkey Beckford reports.

The family of Miriam Carey, who was shot to death outside the Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier, speaks in NYC. Checkey Beckford reports.

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Details About DC Chase Suspect's Mental Health Emerging

New details are emerging on the shooting in DC and the previous mental health of Miriam Carey, a Connecticut resident who was originally from New York City. Marc Santia reports.

Woman Killed in Capitol Shooting Had Ties to CT, NYC

The unarmed woman who was shot and killed following a car chase that began at the White House and ended near the Capitol has been identified as a Stamford, Conn. resident originally from New York City, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Checkey Beckford reports.
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A woman shot by police after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier was carrying a lockbox holding a passport, foreign currency and a Connecticut driver's license.

Court documents unsealed Tuesday reveal items police found during a search of Miriam Carey's Infiniti and a lockbox inside the vehicle. The documents don't reveal the significance of any of the items, which also included social security cards for her and her daughter.

The 34-year-old Carey was shot Thursday after a high-speed police chase that began outside the White House and ended near the U.S. Capitol. Her 1-year-old daughter was inside the vehicle but was not hurt.

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.

Carey's sisters, who live in Brooklyn, say they don't believe she was delusional and that police could have handled the situation differently. 

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