William Evans Wiki – William Evans Bio
William Evans, the officer who died Friday after a man in an automobile breached a barrier near the north entrance of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, was a western Massachusetts native, a former athlete, and a father of two children.
Noah Green is a 25-year-old Indiana who drove a car into a security barricade at the Capitol complex on Friday, April 2nd. Another U.S. Capitol Police officer was also injured.
He was 41 years old.
William Evans Killed In U.S. Capitol Attack
Capitol Police officers have still been recovering from the January 6 riots at the Capitol, which claimed the life of Officer Brian Sicknick, 42. Another died by suicide after the January 6 riot.
CRITICAL INCIDENT: USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Independence Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/4TXIdulJc6
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who died Friday following a confrontation with a motorist who rammed a barricade and lunged at authorities with a knife, was an 18-year veteran of the Washington department, officials said.
“He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capital Division’s First Responder’s Unit,” Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement about Evans, who was known as Billy.
Capitol Police said in a separate statement it was “devastated” by the death. The department had still been recovering from the January 6 riots at the Capitol, which claimed the life of Officer Brian Sicknick, 42. Another died by suicide after the riot, as did an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department.
Details surrounding Evans’ death were not immediately known, but officials indicated he was one of two officers struck when the blue Nissan Sentra driven by the suspect hit a barricade. Law enforcement sources alleged the man got out of the vehicle and ran toward law enforcers with a knife.
The second officer was “stable,” with non-life-threatening injuries, Capitol Police said on Twitter.
Suspect Shot Dead
The driver was shot after jumping out of the car with a knife and failing to respond to verbal commands, and “lunging” at the officers, Acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman. The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
Pittman said the suspect was not someone who was previously known to their departments. The attempted breach happened at the north barricade vehicle access point at around 1 p.m. ET, officials said. The Capitol complex was locked down for about two hours after the incident.
Robert Contee, acting chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, said that his department would take over the investigation. “It does not appear to be terrorism-related,” Contee said. Contee and Pittman both said the suspect was not someone who was previously known to their departments.
The extent of the injuries to the second officer was not clear.
“I just ask that the public continue to keep U.S. Capitol police and their families in your prayers. This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. Capitol police after the events of Jan. 6, and now the events that have occurred here today,” Pittman said.