The police officer who shot a female veteran during the Capitol assault has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. His fate was revealed on the Capitol Police (PC) website.
According to PC Chief Steven Sund, the police credentials of the gunman have been suspended pending the results of a joint investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. PC.
It is also stated that the victim “was immediately treated and taken to the hospital, where she later died of her injuries.”
Ashley Babitt was shot in the chest at the Capitol Building and later died at the hospital. Her husband said she had served in the U.S. Air Force for 14 years and was a high-ranking security officer.
On Jan. 6, protesting supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber, interrupting a session that was scheduled to approve the results of the electoral college vote. According to these results, Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election. Later it became known that the Capitol building in Washington was cleared of protesters.