A witness to the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbit told a local news station that the 35-year-old woman was shot by police after she “rushed to the windows” of the U.S. Capitol as officers told protesters to get back.
“We had stormed into the chambers inside and there was a young lady who rushed to the windows,” recalled the Trump supporter, a protester from New Jersey, according to WUSA 9 News.
“A number of people and Secret Service were saying get back, get down, get out of the way,” he said. “She didn’t heed the call, and as we sort of raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck.” (Other reports have indicted Babbit was actually shot in the stomach.)
“She fell back on me and started saying she was fine, it’s cool,” the Trump supporter continued. “Then she started kinda moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck