Six months after Miriam Carey (pictured), a 34-year-old Mother, from Connecticut was shot dead in the nation’s capital under questionable circumstances, her autopsy report has finally been released.
Carey was shot multiple times, including once in the back of the head and once on the left side of back side, according to the report. The report does not mention exactly how many times Carey was shot, but video of the shooting indicates that officers fired at least seven rounds at her vehicle.
Officers from the U.S. Secret Service-Uniform Division and U.S. Capital Police fired shots at Carey, according to an initial police report (here in Parts 1 and 2). It is unclear if Carey was in her vehicle when she was fatally shot or if she exited the car and then was shot.
Carey, a dental hygienist residing in Stamford, Conn., at the time of her death, was unarmed and her 1-year-old daughter was sitting in the back of her black Nissan Infiniti at the time of the fatal shooting. The child was unharmed and is currently in the custody of her father in Connecticut, Valarie Carey, Miriam’s sister, told NewsOne.
Watch video of Miriam Carey’s shooting here:
Carey made national headlines on Oct. 3 after numerous reports suggested that she was trying to breach White House grounds or rammed barricades in restricted areas in downtown Washington, D.C., but the police report does not indicate that such breaches took place. What the police report does reveal is that Carey allegedly refused to stop at a vehicle checkpoint, made a U-turn, and “began to flee in the vehicle.”
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