Family Ties

Sisters of D.C. Car-Chase Suspect Speak

A day after a woman was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., while fleeing police, her family spoke to reporters about the woman behind the news. One of Miriam Carey’s sisters, speaking outside their Brooklyn home, is “still very confused as to why Miriam is not alive.” Carey, who was reportedly delusional, suffered from postpartum depression and had recently had a head injury, was shot to death by police during a car chase after other efforts to stop her failed. Although the sisters are sure that the situation could have ended differently, they aren’t certain of much else: “We don’t know why Miriam ended up going to DC, we don’t know if her depression contributed to her taking that ride,” said the sister.