Family plans 1-year memorial in DC shooting death

This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows Capitol Hill police officers looking at a car following a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Miriam Carey was shot to death after the chase that went from the White House to near the Capitol. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The family of a Stamford woman who was fatally shot in her car in Washington, D.C., will protest on the one-year anniversary at the site where she was killed.

The Advocate of Stamford reports that Valarie Carey said her family is seeking a “fair and unbiased” federal investigation into the Oct. 3, 2013, shooting death of her sister, Miriam Carey.

Prosecutors who investigated the incident that put the Capitol on lockdown concluded that officers from the Secret Service and the Capitol Police did not use excessive force and did not have the criminal intent required for a prosecution.

Valarie Carey said her family will head to Washington on Friday with supporters and friends. The gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Garfield Memorial Circle on 1st Street in Washington.

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Information from: The Advocate

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