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NYC sisters of woman killed by police in DC following chase question use of deadly force

  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Mariam Carey, listens as her sister Valarie, left, takes questions from the media outside her home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Associated Press

  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie, left, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Associated Press

  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie, second from left, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Associated Press

  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks outside the home of her sister Valarie, fourth from right, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Associated Press

  • Oct. 4, 2013: Amy Carey-Jones, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP/John Minchillo)

The sisters of a woman fatally shot in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier say she was not a criminal and police should not have killed her.

Amy Carey-Jones says the Thursday shooting of Miriam Carey was "not justified." Another sister, Valarie Carey, says there was "no need for a gun to be used when there was no gunfire coming from the vehicle."

The sisters were speaking late Friday outside Valarie Carey's home in Brooklyn after traveling to Washington to identify Miriam Carey's body.

Attempts to reach police in Washington for comment early Saturday were unsuccessful. Officials previously said circumstances leading to the shooting remain under investigation.

Carey's family says she had been suffering from postpartum depression with psychosis but was not dangerous.