The Identity of the woman who was fatally shot on Wednesday as Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S Capitol has been known.
The victim named, Ashli Babbitt is said to be a “strong supporter” of President Trump and she has served in the United States Air Force.
“The woman Ashli Babbitt, is 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.
The said protest organized by the outgoing President Donald Trump turned violent as hundreds of angry protesters seeking to overturn Trump’s election loss swarmed the Capitol building in Washington to stop President-elect Joe Biden’s certification.
According to 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 which later led to her death.
Babbitt identified herself as a veteran on her Twitter account. She had recently retweeted messages in support of Trump and from those coming to Washington for Wednesday’s rally.
TV channel Fox 5 reported Babbitt owned a business in San Diego with her husband, who did not come with her to Washington.
Other MAGA fanatics that lost their lives at the protest ground are Roseanne Boyland, 34, from Kennesaw, Georgia, Kevin Greeson, 55, from Alabama and Benjamin Phillips, 50, from Pennsylvania,
One of Roseanne’s relatives said she was likely ‘trampled in the Rotunda’ It was her first Trump event, her family said. Kevin Greeson from Alabama, 55, had a heart attack ‘in the excitement’ he had high blood pressure, according to his family.
Benjamin Phillips, 50, suffered a stroke and died afterward.
He was a computer programmer from Pennsylvania and founded the website Trumparoo.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, was the only person shot and killed by Capitol police
“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” her mother-in-law reportedly told the station.
“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!”, she wrote in a tweet on Tuesday before traveling to Washington to attend the protest organized by Trump.