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VIDEO: Police chase of suspect vehicle on Capitol Hill

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The first part of the chase ended at Garfield Circle near the U.S. Capitol. In the video, you can see at least five officers with their guns drawn surround the black Infiniti.

As they attempt to move closer, the driver, identified as 34-year-old Miriam Carey from Stamford, Conn., puts the car in reverse slamming into a cruiser and nearly hitting an officer. Carey then turns sharply and takes off.

Moments later, you can hear police firing gunshots at the car.

As the video continues, you can see the black car speeding away, then careening around a nearby traffic circle. A police car is in close pursuit. Soon after, the car heads off out of view.

The dramatic video was shot by Danny Farkas, a photojournalist for Alhurra TV, a U.S.-based Arabic-language satellite television channel.

Farkas, a 28-year veteran of the business, says he initially thought the commotion was because of a motorcade, but he quickly saw otherwise.

“It was just like a movie,” he said. “There were cars wedging her in and she was smashing into their cars and they were screaming at her. And then she drove off and that’s when they fired five shots at her.”

D.C. police say shortly after the car went out of the camera's view, it crashed into security barriers a few blocks away.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says more shots were fired after the car stopped and Carey was hit several times. She later died.

“This does not appear to be in any way an accident,” said Lanier. “This was a lengthy pursuit. There were multiple vehicles that were rammed. There were officers that were struck and two security perimeters that were attempted to be breached, so it does not appear in any way that this was an accident.”

Carey’s 18-month-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time, but was unharmed and is in protective custody.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer was injured in a vehicle collision and was airlifted to a MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he was treated and released.

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