The young unarmed woman shot and killed by the Capitol Police on Wednesday has been identified.
Ashli Babbit, a 14-year veteran from San Diego who served 4 tours with the US Air Force as a high-level security officer was killed today.
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#KUSINews has confirmed the identity of the woman shot and killed inside US Capitol.
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 7, 2021
Ashli Babbit was shot through a window on a closed door by an officer.
Babbit appeared to be standing behind a group of people who were attempting to gain entry into the chamber.
She was unarmed and wasn’t a threat, her death was an execution.
Police had barricaded the doors and were attempting to keep the patriot protesters out — and then drew their weapons.
They opened fired and shot Ashli in the neck.
She was wheeled out of the Capital in a stretcher covered in blood and later pronounced dead.
The Metropolitan Police Department said there is an investigation into her death.
Here’s the tragic video of the shooting:
A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021
From another angle: