The woman who was fatally shot on Wednesday as Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S Capitol building and violently clashed with police has been identified.
The victim named, Ashli Babbitt, was a “strong supporter” of President Trump who had served in the United States Air Force.
“The woman is Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force,” San Diego TV station KUSI reported, citing the woman’s husband.
“She was a strong supporter of President Trump,” the report added, saying the woman was from the San Diego area in southern California.
Violence erupted as hundreds of protesters seeking to overturn Trump’s election loss swarmed the Capitol building in Washington to stop President-elect Joe Biden’s certification.
Washington, DC, Police Chief Robert Contee said the woman was shot by the US Capitol Police as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died.