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Miami Cops Fatally Shoot Temple Student After She Hit Police With Car
A 22-year-old Maryland woman was shot dead by police officers in Miami this weekend according to NYDailyNews.
Cariann Hithon ran a red light and crashed her BMW into another car passing through an intersection. As officers approached her car Hithon is said to have stepped on the gas, allegedly to escape, and knocked one of the cops to the ground with her vehicle.
The incident was caught on cell phone camera and someone remarks that Cariann was “drunk as sh!t”.
Immediately after the officer was hit, another officer drew his weapon and fired 3 shots, one of which hit Cariann and sent her crashing into another car down the street.
Emergency responders tried to save her life, but Cariann died at the hospital a short time later.
Hithon’s mother spoke to WFOR:
“You can’t help but have a little bit of despair and anguish behind something like this because you don’t understand how it could happen,”
Her father described the circumstances surrounding his daughter’s death as “out of character”.
Cariann had recently transferred to Temple University in Philly to become a lawyer.