Autopsy Shows Woman Killed In Capitol Chase Was Shot By Police 5 Times

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Connecticut woman killed by police on Capitol Hill six months ago says her autopsy finds that she was shot multiple times from behind, including a shot to the back of the head.

Attorney Eric Sanders says on his law firm’s website that the autopsy found Miriam Carey, 34, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Carey was shot to death after a car chase that went from the White House to near the U.S. Capitol in October of last year. The report from Sanders said the “Carey family is understandably upset.”

Calls to Sanders’ office and to the U.S. Capitol Police were not immediately returned.

The National Journal reported about the autopsy Monday night.

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