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Funeral Held For Woman Shot By DC Police

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Mourners paid their respects Tuesday to a Brooklyn native shot by police on Capitol Hill.

Friends and family bid farewell to 34-year-old Miriam Carey at a Cypress Hills funeral home.

Carey was shot and killed on October 3 after a police chase that began when authorities say she tried to drive her car through a gate at the White House.

The incident resulted in a lockdown on Capitol Hill.

"Well, it was a funeral, so it was a sad, sort of somber mood," said one person who attended the funeral. "But they also wanted to celebrate the fact that she had a great life and she had great memories that she left behind. And that was pretty much it. We wanted to end it on a great note, that this was someone who had a great family and a great life, and the memories would live on. That was the actual theme of the whole service."

The family's lawyer says the Capitol police officers who shot her used excessive force.

He says the family plans to sue.

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