Capitol Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Woman During Wednesday’s Breach

Capitol Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Woman During Wednesday’s Breach


*Warning: This article includes graphic content.

Capitol Police fatally shot a Trump supporter who was part of the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports and video footage, 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, a California native and a 14-year Air Force veteran, was shot by a senior U.S. Capitol Police officer inside the breached building after it appears she tried to climb through the broken glass on a door. She was unarmed at the time, reports NPR.

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Videos of the shooting began circulating on social media shortly after the event, with some originally reporting Babbitt was shot in the neck.

GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Police fatally shoot a Trump supporter inside the Capitol building. This is a sickening crime that should be prosecuted as such. pic.twitter.com/X8JK7HplJ7

— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) January 7, 2021

pic.twitter.com/ZpzejGQSeD

— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021

Shortly after she was shot, footage shows paramedics attending to the woman and taking

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