Many questions still linger after a woman leading police on a wild car chase through the streets of Washington is shot and killed.
The woman, identified as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, rammed her black Infiniti sedan into a security barrier and backed into a Secret Service officer about a block away from the White House last week.
“After police asked her to get out of her car, she drove away, leading them to a high-speed chase down Pennsylvania avenue—all the way to the east side of the Capitol, Secret Service on her tail,” CNN’s Joe Johns reports. (WATCH TOP VIDEO)
Johns says, “Just moments later, her car crashed outside the Hart Senate Office Building. Perceiving a threat, police opened fire.”
Two officers were injured in the melee, and are now recovering.
Meanwhile, no weapons were found inside the Infiniti.
But in the backseat, an officer pulled a one-year-old girl believed to be Kerry’s daughter from the car and took her to a hospital. She is now in good condition and in protective custody.
Still the question remains, what drove Carey to begin this chase?
Her boyfriend, cooperating with federal law enforcement, was questioned last night and provides clues.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) detailed his experience during the Capitol Hill car chase and shooting yesterday and talked the government shutdown’s effect on unpaid police officers who responded to the deadly incident.
“These police officers technically aren’t being paid right now,” Senator Brown said.
“And they will be. I mean the Congress has [to] act, so they will be. And I’m sure we will. And I just want to make sure that we act to pay all federal employees that have done their jobs and not been paid because of a failure of Congress…. This could be settled very easily just if Speaker Boehner would bring this legislation that’s already gone through a bipartisan process in the Senate, bring it up so all 430 some members of the House could vote. John Boehner has to decide if he’s Speaker of the far right of the Republican party or he’s Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. If he decides the latter, the government will open later today.”
In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a 12-year-old boy out fishing with his dad saves a soldier from drowning in Colorado. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.
Adin Pruett and his dad were fishing on Eleven-Mile Reservoir in Colorado when they spotted a kayaker in trouble.
Staff Sergant Wesley Patton, a soldier out of Fort Carson, was trapped under his boat and entangled in his fishing gear.
The young boy threw anything that floated at Patton and then helped pull him aboard his boat.
But the trouble didn't end there.
The soldier also has asthma and experienced an attack by the water. Adin drove the boat back to shore and then ran to Patton's car to get his inhaler.