Ashli Babbitt Wiki – Ashli Babbitt Bio
Ashli Babbitt is a San Diego-area Air Force veteran who was identified as the woman who was shot and killed as people rushed the U.S. Capitol building in an unprecedented scene that included the vice president being rushed to safety, reports of gunfire and IEDs, and people roaming around the chambers of the U.S. Senate.
A graphic live stream video showed Babbitt lying almost motionless on the ground inside the Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump milled in a hallway and roamed around the chambers of the U.S. Senate. Babbitt’s husband told KUSI-TV in San Diego that she was a “strong supporter of President Trump, and was a great patriot to all who knew her,” in the words of the station.
Her age is unclear.
Ashli Babbitt Shot at US Capitol
According to KUSI, Babbitt was “a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high-level security official throughout her time in service.”
CNN reported, via sources, that the woman was shot in the chest on the Capitol grounds and was initially in critical condition. She later died, however.
In the live stream video, Trump supporters shout that someone was killed and the video pans to the woman lying with blood coming out of her mouth. “Oh f***, they killed her,” says one person.
After the shooting, Trump released a video in which he declared that people should go home but stated that he loved them.
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump said.
Babbitt Owned a Pool Services Company
According to her Facebook page, Babbitt was the “Owner/Operator at Fowlers Pool Service and Supply Inc.” She lived in San Diego, was from San Diego, and was married. Photos show her with her husband.
In the video, Trump supporters began speaking of the Civil War as the woman lay shot on the ground.
“Welcome to the start of a Civil War,” a man says in the video. He says, falsely as it turned out, that Secret Service shot her. He also said she didn’t have a weapon; authorities have not said either way. Another man says, “The Capitol Police have killed a Patriot woman.”
Again, it wasn’t the Capitol Police, as it turned out. One man with a megaphone urged people not to damage the building. “This is not our house. That’s why we’re here,” retorted another man.
A man from New Jersey spoke to a journalist and said he was an eyewitness. He had a bloody hand. “We had stormed into the chambers inside, and there was a young lady who rushed through the windows. A number of police and Secret Service were saying get back, get down and get out of the way,” he said.
Michael Byrd was identified as the Capitol police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran from San Diego who tried to climb through a door with broken glass inside the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Justice had previously announced that the officer would not face criminal charges in connection with Babbitt’s death, in part because members of Congress were being evacuated from the area near where the shooting occurred. Controversy ensued over authorities’ refusal to name Byrd.