Courtesy of The Associated Press
“We’re still very confused as a family why she’s not still alive,” Amy Carey-Jones said late Friday, speaking of her 34-year-old sister, Miriam Carey. “I really feel like it’s not justified, not justified.”
Another sister, retired New York City police officer Valarie Carey, said there was “no need for a gun to be used when there was no gunfire coming from the vehicle.”
The sisters spoke outside Valarie Carey’s home in Brooklyn Friday night after traveling to Washington to identify Miriam Carey’s body.
Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Friday that its Internal Affairs Division is investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting. The Secret Service, Capitol Police and FBI are assisting, the department said.
Secret Service agents and Capitol Police officers both fired shots during the encounter with Carey. Witnesses said Carey hit a Secret Service agent with her car at the White House. A Capitol Police officer was also injured. Both are expected to recover.
A federal law-enforcement official said earlier Friday that Miriam Carey had been under the delusion the president was communicating with her.