Mom: Capitol Chase Suspect Had Post-Partum Depression

Source: Kevin Johnson, Donna Leinwand Leger and Doug Stanglin / USA Today

The 34-year-old Connecticut woman who was shot and killed by police after a harrowing high-speed chase from the White House to Capitol hill suffered from post-partum depression, her mother told ABC News.

Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., was identified as the driver of the black luxury sedan that first rammed a barrier at the White House, then sped to Capitol Hill, defying attempts by armed police to stop her Thursday afternoon. She was shot and killed fleeing her car near the Hart Senate Office Building

Afterward, police discovered Carey’s 1-year-old daughter was in the backseat of her black Infiniti throughout the ordeal. The child, who was not injured, was taken to a hospital for a precaution and placed in protective custody.

Authorities who descended on Carey’s condo in Stamford have not determined a motive for her bizarre behavior through downtown Washington, D.C.

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  • kiddro

    shoot the tires so you enable the vehicle.


    In the movies they shoot out the tires. This would of been easy to box her in and do that. But, someone always wants to be a cowboy.

  • Dinero80

    I think they should have shot the tires out. You see a child in the vehicle why would you shoot this woman?????