Police say Ms.Ashli Babbitt was shot by a plain-clothed officer after breaching the building and attempting to enter the House chamber. The woman shot and killed by police as protesters stormed the US Capitol has been named as 35-year-old Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt.
She served four tours of duty during her 14 years in the Air Force and was from San Diego, her husband Aaron told KUSI TV.
He said she was a strong supporter of President Trump
“I’m numb. I’m devastated. Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV,” her mother-in-law, Robin Babbitt, told the New York Post.
Her brother-in-law, Justin Jackson, told NBC 7 he had been in contact with Washington police, but said they didn’t tell him exactly what had led to the shooting.
He said: “Ashli was both loyal as well as extremely passionate about what she believed in. She loved this country and felt honoured to have served in our Armed Forces. Please keep her family in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this time.”
Ms. Ashli Babbitt was shot dead on Wednesday as she and other protesters stormed the Capitol building to disrupt the formal confirmation of Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election.