Four people have been confirmed dead on Capitol grounds late Jan. 6, among whom was a woman who died after being shot inside the Capitol building, according to DC police.
Family members have identified the woman as Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force vet from California and Trump supporter. Video footage captured the moment she was struck in the chest and fell to the floor.
Babbitt’s husband told KUSI-TV that she did four tours of duty during her 14 years of service, and lived near San Diego.
Her mother-in-law meanwhile told Fox 5 DC that she owned a business in San Diego with her husband, and that she was puzzled by Babbitt’s behavior.
“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” her mother-in-law told the news outlet, noting that Babbitt’s husband did not come to nation’s capital.
The day before she was shot, Babbitt wrote on Twitter: “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.”
It is not yet clear who was behind the shooting, however, law enforcement sources told the New York Post that she was shot by Capitol Police.