“Love & Hip Hop” star Winter Ramos has spoken out in light of last week’s tragic shooting of Miriam Carey, the women killed by police after a rapid car chase in Washington, D.C.
The on-screen television star publicly revealed her reaction to Carey’s slaying and revealed their close-knit high school days relationship.
“I still can’t believe it. We were Inseparable in high school and to hear about this is disturbing. I’m a new mother myself. I pray for her daughter and family!!! RIP Miriam Carey we have some great memories!!!!” (Winter Ramos’ Facebook)
Since the publicized shooting, reports have suggested Miriam may have suffered from mental illness.
Investigators believe that a Connecticut woman who was fatally shot by police Thursday after a car chase from the White House to the Capitol had grappled with mental illness and may have believed she was surreptitiously being monitored by President Obama. Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist living in Stamford, Conn., “may have thought President Obama was stalking her” when she steered her black Infiniti, with her 1-year-old daughter sitting in the back, onto some of the nation’s most highly guarded territory, according to a law enforcement official. (Washington Post)
Carey’s sister, Amy Carey-Jones, has since come forward to speak on her well-being.
Carey had received a diagnosis of postpartum depression with psychosis, her sister Amy Carey-Jones said in a Friday interview on “Anderson Cooper 360°,” and had been treated with counseling and medication, but was reducing her use of medication under a doctor’s supervision. Carey-Jones said her sister “didn’t appear to be unstable.” (Washington Post)
Her family has also questioned why police deemed it necessary to kill Miriam.
Carey’s sisters spoke with reporters in Brooklyn, New York Friday night after returning from Washington following the grim task of identifying their loved one’s body. They said they were “still very confused as to why Miriam is not alive.” They told reporters gathered in front of their Bedford Stuyvesant home the the shooting of their unarmed sister by Capitol police was “unjustified.” The sisters also spoke about being gravely concerned that Carey’s infant daughter was in the back seat during the entire incident. Police say Carey’s daughter was not seriously harmed and was placed in protective custody. Her whereabouts right now, are unknown to the family. (The Grio)