The recent Capitol Hill chase in the high-security environment led to shots fired
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The sisters of the Connecticut woman who was shot to death and Washington are questioning the police decision to use deadly force. They say they shooting death of Miriam Kerry was not justified. Pete Williams has the latest on the investigation. After searching -- carries Condo in Stamford Connecticut and talking with relatives. Investigators say she had been diagnosed with depression and psychosis but had recently stopped taking her medications. They -- travel records show she drove directly from there to Washington yesterday. Chaotic events begin here and one of the security checkpoints on the perimeter of the White House grounds investigators say -- to twelve in the afternoon Marion -- car turned into this driveway and hit some temporary fencing. And then started backing up striking a Secret Service officer causing minor injuries no shots were fired here. From there she's being that Pennsylvania Avenue toward the US capitol going -- one point. Police thought it was all over when she got to the foot of Capitol Hill just below the US capitol when they managed to get her stock. But that's when it escalate. As they approached her car she jammed it into reverse striking one of the control cars and took off again. This time police and Secret Service officers fired trying to stop -- -- shots police say. But she kept driving looping around traffic circles and then on up past the capitol building with. Bullet holes in her car visible it ended on the other side of the capital from the White House police say Mary and Kerry was coming up constitution avenue near the senate office building. When police again opened fire they say she saw that these barriers that -- industry have been raised so she shifted into reverse to try to turn around. And police say in the course of that. She backed into this police guard -- Seventeen shots at that location police say only afterward -- they discovered that her one year old child was in the car unharmed. You -- Wexler was the police executive search for them. He says police are trying not to shoot at fleeing cars that are around the White House in the capital he says there's a constant worry about car bombs. You have improvised device you have terrorism policing in Washington DC is a lot more complicated. They have to protect. US capitol and the White House they're concerned about terrorism -- one think people often ask is why not to shoot up the tires. These things happened very quickly you had a situation where one police officer was already hurt they tried to get. Into the White House -- trying to get into the US capitol that these things happen almost instantaneously. That was Pete Williams reporting police will conduct an investigation to see if the use of force is justified which is standard practice. In an incident like this.