(WJLA) - At approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday night, Miriam Carey's family spoke publicly with the media in front of a Brooklyn home for the first time since the Capitol car chase.
Earlier in the day, the AP reported that Miriam Carey's sister Amy Carey-Jones said on CNN there should have been "another way instead of shooting and killing an individual." Her sister Valerie Carey added that she "did not deserve to have her life cut down" at age 34.
They emphasized on Friday night that they found out about what was happening at the same time the rest of the world was finding out, when they received calls telling them to turn on their televisions.
"Shame on Metropolitan D.C. Police," said Carey's sister.
Carey's family described her as "carefree, loving, and just like anyone else," but refused to give any details as to why she was recently fired from her job.
"We don't know why Miriam ended up going to D.C., we don't know if her depression contributed to her going and taking that ride, or losing her mind at that time," her sister continued on Friday night in an interview with the press that lasted about 20 minutes.
It was also confirmed during the interview that Miriam Carey's one-year-old daughter, who was in the car with her at the time she was killed, had been taken away by Child Protective Services, but was safe and in good condition.
One of her sisters finished by thanking her "brothers and sisters in blue for their support," and: "There was no need for a gun to be used; I don't know what gun protocol is in D.C., but I know what they are in New York City."