The woman shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has been identified as Ashli Babbit, a Trump supporter from San Diego, California.
The gunfire broke out shortly after a group of protesters stormed the building to protest the electoral certification of Joe Biden’s Presidential win.
According to KUSI, Babbit was a “14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high level security official throughout her time in service.”
She tweeted Tuesday and wrote, “Nothing will stop us….they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light!”
Babbit died from a gunshot wound to the neck, witnesses say–the fatal round was fired by a law enforcement officer.
At a press conference, D.C. police said Babbit was shot while attempting to “gain access to the House room” where Congressmembers were still in session. Watch the press conference below.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 7, 2021
The tragic incident was caught on video. WARNING: Some may find content disturbing
Moment of gunfire inside US Capitol; CNN reports the woman is in critical condition pic.twitter.com/bT5jsqprmI
— GrantB911 (@GrantB911) January 6, 2021
An investigation is ongoing.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 7, 2021
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~I’ll be rollin through your hood with my red hat! ~ 🇺🇸🤙🏼🙌🏻
“The best is yet to come” pic.twitter.com/6w5QPq5VQZ
— CommonAshSense (@Ashli_Babbitt) February 24, 2020
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