Police descend on Stamford condo complex in Capitol shooting investigation
STAMFORD -- A car that attempted to ram the White House gate Thursday afternoon is registered to a Stamford woman, according to a local law enforcement official.
Police are descending on the Woodside Green condominium complex. A police official on the scene confirmed their presence is tied to the Capitol shooting.
Police have entered 114 Woodside Green, but it is unclear which unit they are searching. The Stamford Police Department's bomb squad is also on scene.
News photos from the scene in Washington, D.C. show that the black car was displaying Connecticut license plates.
After the car unsuccessfully tried to gain access to the White House grounds, it led police on a car chase that ended near the Capitol. The driver, a woman, then exchanged gunfire with police and was killed. A young child, described as an African-American girl in news reports, was found in the car and was taken to a hospital. A Capitol Police officer was injured when the black car rammed his police car at the end of the chase.
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A law enforcement source identified the woman to the New Haven Register as Miriam Carey.
@byjenniferswift: Per a law enforcement source, woman involved in D.C. shooting is Miriam Carey of Stamford http://t.co/e7LQroBxaq