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Loved ones of Miranda Guy will remember more than her tragic death.
“She wasn’t a bad person,” said her mother, Tammy Guy Edwards.
“She was a good-hearted person.”
Guy, 28, who was shot and killed during an altercation with law enforcement, is said to have pointed a gun at her own head before pointing it at law enforcement on Tuesday afternoon.
She was a burglary suspect who had fled from police in a white pickup before stopping at 314 Fairchild St. and fleeing inside.
Edwards thinks her daughter is being depicted as a criminal, but she remembers so much more.
“She wasn’t like that,” Edwards said. “She was a good-hearted person. Anyone that knew her loved her.”
Edwards described her daughter as a petite woman who suffered from a disability. Her mother said it was Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, a neurological disorder.
According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, CMT, as it is called, “causes damage to the peripheral nerves, which carry signals from the brain and spinal chord to the muscles, and relay sensations, such as pain and touch, to the brain and spinal cord from the rest of the body. There are a number of types of CMT.”
“She was just a little old thing. They didn’t have to shoot that child seven times,” said Edwards.
“One shot could have took her down.”
A release about the investigation on Wednesday confirmed that Guy had “multiple gunshot wounds” to her right arm, side and torso.
The release, however, did not specify the number of times she had been shot.
Edwards said her daughter had her demons when asked if she believed the description of her daughter putting a gun to her head before aiming it at law enforcement.
“She also was bipolar,” she said. “She’d get in manic mode. They knew her.”
She added, “They knew how she was. They didn’t like her, and they had it in for her — and they finally got her.”
Family and friends took to Facebook, most sending condolences and sharing memories, while others questioned the truth of law enforcement and witnesses’ description of events.
Guy’s funeral will be at Davis Funeral Home in Harriman today, Friday, Aug. 22.
Her obituary is on page 6A of today’s paper.