The family of the woman who led Washington D.C. police on a chase Thursday says that despite her mental state, their sister did not deserve to die.
Miriam Carey's family gave a statement outside their Brooklyn home Friday night.
They want to know why police shot their sister when she was unarmed.
They also said they shouldn't have learned their sister was shot through news reports.
"We don't know why Miriam ended up going to DC. We don't know at that time if her depression contributed to her going and taking that ride. We don't know what was in her mind at that time," said Valeria Carey, Miriam Carey's sister. "There was some particular threat. Miriam was not firing any shots. There was no weapons. So we're still very confused as a family as to why she's not alive."
"We're not just going to walk on what the government premise is. We're going to do our own investigation," said another person.
The family went to Washington Friday to collect Carey's body from the medical examiner.
They say they will conduct their own autopsy to find answers.
They say that Miriam was being treated for postpartum depression, but she was using her medication and was able to go ahead with her daily activities.
Carey was killed Thursday after ramming a White House barrier and then leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended near the Capitol Building.