No charges in shooting of woman after Capitol Hill chase

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office says there is not enough evidence to charge police officers who shot and killed a woman after a car chase just blocks from the Capitol in October 2013.

Police have released new photos of the incident, which resulted in the fatal shooting of Miriam Carey.

Officials reviewed crime scene evidence, ballistics reports, scene and traffic video footage, photographs, the autopsy report, and interviewed more than 60 witnesses.

Officials concluded "that the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers who were involved in the shooting used excessive force or possessed the requisite criminal intent at the time of the events."

In October 2013, Miriam Carey tried to drive through the barricade near the White House and the Capitol, before she was shot and killed by law enforcement. A child was in the car when Carey tried to ram into a gate of the White House.

Authorities said Carey sustained five gunshot wounds to the neck and torso area. Carey was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and did not have a weapon on her, according to officials.

Officials said Thursday, this investigation into this investigation has been closed without prosecution.


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