Stamford woman killed in Capitol shooting
Updated 9:05 am, Friday, October 4, 2013
STAMFORD -- A Stamford woman was shot and killed after trying to ram her car into a White House security barrier and leading police on a high-speed chase past the Capitol with her 18-month-old daughter in tow.
Miriam Carey, 34, of 114 Woodside Green, drove her black Infiniti coupe onto a driveway leading to the White House, and over a set of lowered barricades. When Carey couldn't get through a second barrier, she spun the car in the opposite direction, flipping a Secret Service officer over the hood of the car as she sped away, said B.J. Campbell, a tourist from Portland, Ore.
A representative of Carey's family in Brooklyn, N.Y., said the family is still gathering information and was surprised by Thursday's incident.
On Friday morning the law enforcement response appeared to be packing up. Stamford police officers still had the area cordoned off, and residents were still not being allowed into building 114. Residents whose cars were parked in the lot in front of it were able to get out. Bridge Street was reopened. There was still a state environmental response trailer and crew on the scene, though.
Thursday night, fire trucks had lined Washington Boulevard, with a hose line running down to the area of the condo complex's lawn, where there are barbecue grills. Plastic tarpaulins had been strung up around the area, and emergency lights on telescoping poles shone down into it. Stamford police officers kept the public away, and people wearing FBI jackets or plain clothes swarmed around the property.