WATCH: Woman Shot, Killed by Capitol Police ID’ed as 14-Year Air Force Vet

The woman shot and killed by Capitol Police this week during an invasion of Congress has been identified as a 14-year Air Force Veteran named Ashli Babbitt.

Footage of the incident has circulated online showing Babbitt attempting to climb through a window inside the Capitol building. A shot can be heard, and Babbitt crumples to the ground. The footage shows officers attempting to render aid, but Babbitt was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital later that day.

“The second that she climbed through the window, she got shot like right in the neck area, fell backwards,” witness John Sullivan told WSVN. “She wasn’t being violent in any way. We just let police officers through. We weren’t trying to hurt anybody at that moment in time.”

Capitol Police Internal Affairs is investigating the incident and have not released any details. The officer who killed Babbitt has been placed on administrative leave.

Robert Contee III, Chief of the D.C. Metro Police, said at a press conference that Babbitt was shot as protestors tried to get through a barricaded door, but he did not say whether Babbitt was armed.

“One Capitol police officer discharged their service weapon striking an adult female,” Contee said. “She was transported to a local hospital where, after all lifesaving efforts failed, she was pronounced deceased.”

Babbitt was a vocal supporter of President Trump, according to a review of her Twitter account. She also frequently retweeted Maj Toure, a pro-gun activist who founded Black Guns Matter.

Police made over 68 arrests yesterday, including 26 on Capitol grounds. At least five of those arrests were for gun-related charges based on Washington, D.C.’s, strict gun control regime. One was arrested with a firearm at the Capitol.

SEE ALSO: Anti-Gunner Says NRA is Responsible for Capitol Occupation, Meanwhile Video of Alleged Antifa Members Surface

Per the Metropolitan Police Department and NBC Washington, police arrested demonstrators for carrying a pistol without a license, carrying a rifle without a license, high capacity feeding device, unregistered ammunition, unregistered firearm, assault on a police officer, simple assault, possession of a prohibited weapon (taser), traffic-related offense and possession of illegal fireworks.

There are no reports thus far of protestors using firearms against police, though police say the protestors used “chemical irritants” to get past barricades. Capitol police also found at least two pipe bombs in the vicinity.

D.C.’s National Guard will be mobilized for 30 days, according to NBC, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that her state of emergency will continue for the next 15 days – or until after Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“Some persons can be expected to continue their violent protests through the inauguration,” Bowser said.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Ej harbet January 19, 2021, 8:05 am

    All of the descriptions of this homicide have been so sterile.
    This unarmed lady was shot in the neck nicking open her carotid artery.she spent her last moments feeling her blood squirt out of her body until blood pressure dropped enough that unconsciousness and the beginning of brain death. Thank you tyrants for your latest addition to the martyrs of liberty.may you sooner or later get what all tyrants deserve. May liberty be restored soon.

  • John January 14, 2021, 2:02 pm

    What do these yahoos expect? Surprised more were not shot. Officer shooting is doing his job, defending the congressman. Sorry but I cannot see any other outcome.

  • PAUL MOSES January 11, 2021, 9:47 pm

    YOUR POST IS TOTAL BULLSHIT. THE RUMOR THAT ANTIFA WAS PRESENT HAS ALREADY BEEN DEBUNKED. TO THINK THAT THERE WERE NOT A LOT OF SECOND AMENDMENT FOLKS PRESENT AT THE CAPITOL IS MORE BULLSHIT. NO ONE IS COMING AFTER OUR GUNS, I HAVE SEVERAL AND HAVE NO INTENTION OF LETTING A FEAR MONGERER LIKE TRUMP CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE. YOUR ORGANIZATION IS PART OF THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA, YOU CAN SPIN FACTS FALSELY IN ORDER TO APPEAL TO YOUR BASE, SHAME ON YOU. THAT DEBACLE, LED BY AND INSTIGATED BY THE COWARD, TRUMP, IS ONE OF THE MOST HORRIBLE DISPLAYS OF “PATRIOTISM” I HAVE EVER WITNESSED. I NEVER IMAGINED SEEING PEOPLE CARRYING THE AMERICAN FLAGE ATTEMPTING TO DISRUPT AND THEN OVERTHROW OUR ELECTION. TRUMP, THE 5 TIME DRAFT DODGING COWARD, WATCHED TELEVISION WHILE HIS SUPPORTERS VANDALIZED THE HALLOWED HALLS OF OUR CAPITOL. EVERY PERSON WHO VANDALIZED OUR CAPITOL SHOULD BE MADE EXAMPLES OF, THEY CERTAINLY WENT COMPLETELY OFF THE RESERVATION IN THAT DEBACLE THAT COST 5 PEOPLE THEIR LIVES. A LITTLE IRONY IN YOUR POST, WHILE YOU ARE CELEBRATING THE STAND YOUR GROUND LEGISLATION IN OHIO, YOU BEMOAN THE WOMAN SHOT AS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK INTO THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER OF OUR CAPITOL, MAKE UP YOUR MIND, DO YOU BELIEVE IN STANDING YOUR GROUND, OR NOT? IF SHE HAD STAYED OUT OF OUR CAPITOL BUILDING SHE WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY. PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO PROTEST, NOT VANDALIZE AND PILLAGE.

    • John January 14, 2021, 2:14 pm

      Agreed. Defending the actual Constitution and law is real. These officers took that oath. They upheld it even knowing they would be vilified.
      People realize too late that there are consequences for dangerous actions, and life is not an entertainment selfie. No dramatic music, just stupidity and self delusion.

  • ROBERT January 11, 2021, 3:57 pm

    It sounds to me as if the Capitol Police are lying. 2 different medics in the crowd both tried to render aid, but were PREVENTED by the police. — This information came directly from the conservative news stations. ….. I would guess the liberal networks blocked that from being told; as usual!

  • Chastran January 11, 2021, 12:23 pm

    A 20,000 strong contingent of WLM (White Lives Matter) protesters are en route to burn, pillage, and trash Shitcago. You won’t be able torecognize the town after they’re finished. NO! WAIT! MAYBE YOU WILL…

  • Bob January 11, 2021, 9:57 am

    Well if that vet is committing a crime it kinda cancels her vet status. It doesn’t make her immune. I don’t think she should have been shot, unless they were going to shoot enough to make everyone stop coming. Maybe then the debate over Antifa/’patriots” would be over. But still if you’re climbing through a window of a building under seige “just because everyone else is doing it” you need to be aware things may not go well. Or, play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  • Eric L Burnsworth January 11, 2021, 7:56 am

    True that

  • Peter Brown January 10, 2021, 8:38 pm

    She was shot in the neck area? The cap policeman was probably aiming at her calf.

    • Boz January 11, 2021, 1:21 pm

      He wasn’t aiming anywhere, he shot blindly through the door. He did not know if the people on the other side were armed or not. He used the Joe Biden method, just shoot through the door.

  • Kathy Maxwell January 9, 2021, 10:55 pm

    Watch out! A person can only take so much. Will our next war be between Blacks and whites or Democrats and Republicans? When Christ comes back to earth there’s going to be people trying to straighten their act up. All liars will have their part in the lake of fire.

    • Ej harbet January 19, 2021, 8:09 am

      The greatest gift from God is freedom! Those infringe on it will bust hell wide open.

  • Sigo January 9, 2021, 10:18 am

    When a group of demonstrators starts breaking windows to enter barricaded doors, they are acting as violent rioters. When you join that group of violent rioters, you become a criminal. Just like any of the rioters we watched all summer long. When you lead the violent rioters through a broken window, in the face of armed personnel, you are a threat. You are not being peaceful. The numbers of other violent rioters following you negates being unarmed. What did you think would happen?

  • sfvshooter January 8, 2021, 3:31 pm

    Let’s call these people what they are…terrorists.

    They tried to overtake the capitol. I hope all of them are hunted down like how Jews hunted down nazis and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    • Doc Loch January 11, 2021, 8:18 pm

      Have you forgotten? We call rioters and looters peaceful protesters. Are you trying to be non-virtuous? When did the definitions change? Oh! Right! You are discriminating based on preconceived notions and ideas gained from the radical right.

  • Sammy Boy January 8, 2021, 2:51 pm

    What is it that they say when a black person gets killed by police?…they deserved it, shouldn’t have broke the law, act right and you won’t have to worry about getting shot. Yeah I guess that applies to trump terrorists too. Rest in piss lady.
    Meanwhile trump is distancing himself from the riot terrorists and his executive order that he signed last year is going to put most of his own rioters in jail for a maximum of 10 years. He fooled you idiots with his BS while peddling his merchandise to you and getting rich off your fundraising. He’s laughing all the way to the bank and he couldn’t care less about you. In trumps famous words….SAD AND PATHETIC!

    • DELCO January 11, 2021, 2:54 pm

      Sammy boy you are a mess. I could care less about trump the person . His policies were the best . USMCA Replacing NAFTA, TPP, border control for first time , Ms-13,being tossed out, ISIS pounded, Iran terrorist leader responsible for 600 plus American deaths, dead, prison reform, removal of ridiculous government over reach . All while FAKE Russia hoax, special prosecutor Mueller who hired 14 of the biggest Trump hating prosecutors who ALL ALL donated to Hillary , they found ZIP NADA, then a FAKE impeachment in which Biden proudly bragged that he actually was involved with, standing up to China who owns Biden, ALL FACTS. 6 months of Riots which the dems cheered on, while everyday Americans lost homes, and businesses. Elderly being attacked by Antifa/BLM thugs , killing of cops and black Trump supporters. Do I like trump personally NO, but he was getting it done under 24/7 opposition from the SWAMP rats who have come back again.

  • Ronald Brady January 8, 2021, 12:52 pm

    So sad we now live under fear for our children right to live and be happy. We vote and opened the gates of the anti god And live under control of the anti god. May God help us.

  • Finesse January 8, 2021, 11:00 am

    You had your chance and your president blew it. She had a choice and come of second best, get over it and if I remember correctly your comments to the democrats when trump got elected was Go Cry A River ! You lost suck it up and stop whining.

  • Eric January 8, 2021, 9:59 am

    All you folks making the comparison to antifa are off the mark. The violent mob that stormed the capitol in support of Trump’s auto-coup most resemble the old violent lynch mobs during the reconstruction era.

    From the end of the Civil War through the mid 20th century, violent lynch mobs regularly engaged in mob violence to keep minorities “in their place.” What happened in DC is a return to that era.

    I’m not a fan of violent mobs of any political stripe. You what abouters mewling and carping about antifa this and BLM that are desperately trying to justify your own mob’s sins. It’s sad and unconvincing, in equal measure.

    • Bob January 8, 2021, 10:52 am

      Gee, you must be pretty old to be personally acquainted with the mobs of the construction era.

    • Kane January 8, 2021, 11:01 am

      In Kansas, abolitionist John Brown and a mob of his supporters lynched an innocent pro-Union gent probably because he was an Irish Catholic.

      The Confederate Army lynched members of the Confederate Army for theft where Sherman’s Army used theft as a tactic.

      Bounty hunters of “runaway slaves” were often lynched in northern states.

      Bank robbers, regardless of race, were lynched in Southern States because there were little resources for “law enforcement” protection and examples were made. That was a policy of deterrence in absence of interdiction.

      Please spare the world of more half baked history and virtue signally lessons.

    • Eric Holder January 9, 2021, 12:45 am

      So you are saying that the Capital “mob” “group” “gang” were acting in concert and collectively had a focus, specific task or mission they were all working towards? As you make a comparison that “lynch mobs” who it seems by name and definition were in fact working towrads the goal of lynching. What was the specific mission by the Capital group? Lets see. Sit at Nancy Pelosi’s desk, walk around and look around, take a podium, take selfies and videos to post as evidence against themselves on fukbook? I fail to see the primary objective besides some who wanted in so I guess you mean they wanted to occupy the Capital? Okay we could call them “occupy mobs”? Something is seriously wrong with the whole picture and if you examine a large portion of the people who were outside the Capital building and even some of the already goofy public confessions of a a few who said they basically walked in out of curiousity when it had already been breached then left it does not ad up with the persons who forced the breaching initially. One confession publicly was that of a young man who said he had no idea why he entered but once inside engaged in a prayer and left. I am not a educated man but have read that you must first understand the question before you seek the answer. Lao Tze

      • Elizabeth Andrews January 10, 2021, 1:13 am

        This was an organized event – as organized as a mob can get. T-shirts were printed, invitations and encouragement to attend the storming of the capitol, “Civil War: January 6, 2021”, and on and on. Show up with body armor, helmets, gas masks, pepper and other irritant sprays, Screaming, murdering a police officer…apparently blue lives don’t matter? Nazi’s parading around with Trumpers…a match made in hell but people should be judged by who their friends are.

        Right-wing domestic terrorists are the nations #1 threat, as Nazi Germany was the #1 threat to Europe (at minimum) by 1938-9. When the nation was founded, there was too much focus on the government becoming tyrannical, and none on when 10-25% of the populace become tyrants/fascists/Nazi’s/racists/bigots/insurrectionists…and are armed to the teeth…and using the Internet to spew how bloodthirsty they are.

        And if BLM had stormed the Capitol, it would have been a bloodbath. I know it. You know it. Own your hate. Embrace it. Be honest about it. You be You. Don’t pretend to be anything better than what you are. Scream loud and proud from the sewer you live in.

        • Yep yep January 19, 2021, 5:37 pm

          You and blm can suck it.lol I’ll say it proud….. Y’all a bunch of jokes and their waiting for you to prove it please make the first move.

    • DELCO January 11, 2021, 3:03 pm

      WHAT? Because you say so doesn’t make it true. 6 months of madness. People eating dinner having their meals stolen , people in wheelchairs being pushed around, 90 year old vets walking with a MAGA Hat being beaten into a coma. The left won’t win , they are way to radical, and with AOC and her group of wackos, disagreeing with pelosi and her over the hill swamp rats, worlds will collide and the inner cities will continue to be sewers controlled but dems, the school’s will still have no students over 50% proficiency, taxes at levels not seen in 4 years. Unfortunately it also means that China will only get stronger , and put more of their people in places of importance. Ya know like Feinstein’s office for 20 years of swallwells new lover, while he sits on the intelligence committee. Sounds great

  • LJ January 8, 2021, 9:34 am

    The NRA isn’t responsible for this in any way what-so-ever. A bunch of idiots inciting anarchy are the only ones responsible for the death of this young lady – as tragic as it is – including herself. This is the kind of crap we expect to see coming from the left, not conservatives. You have to have law and order in society or society doesn’t survive. And as a law abiding conservative citizen I can say with doubt these folks don’t represent me.

  • RICKY PRICE January 8, 2021, 9:30 am

    If she had been another color. They would have burn DC down.

  • Jim January 8, 2021, 9:07 am

    It only took “ONE SHOT” to start WWl and our first “OUR FIRST REVOLUTIONARY WAR”. I wonder just where we are heading?
    Biden better play it cool, he has to a pease both sides (IE The Left and The Right) or bloodshed will ensue. To the likes of making last summers violence look like a “JOKE”. Tensions are high and the stakes are even higher… caution and cooler heads must prevail.

    We must careful of just what he asks for….!…?

    I truly don’t want to know??????

  • Dr Motown January 8, 2021, 8:06 am

    She was shot as quickly as those antiFA thugs torching the Portland courthouse….oh, wait. Some violence gets a pass

  • Bob January 8, 2021, 7:55 am

    Not being violent? She was climbing through a broken window at the Capitol. When you play stupid games you win stupid prizes. I don’t think she should have been shot but I’m pretty sure if she wasn’t there she wouldn’t have been shot. As long as people on the right keep doing idiotic stuff, we’re all going to be labeled as idiots. It’s fuel for the ant-gun crowd because honestly, idiots don’t need guns.

    • PATRICK WHITED January 8, 2021, 9:08 am

      How exactly is that violent? Ignorant liberal panzy ass retard. Aka libtard.

      • Eric January 8, 2021, 9:49 am

        She was storming the capitol building, Patrick, and she was given a force warning just before she was shot. She was engaged in violent activities. You just happen to agree with her political viewpoint, and are therefore willing to give her a pass.

        All this name calling coming from you is just sad, Patrick. It won’t fill the hole that’s inside you.

        • Eric Holder January 9, 2021, 1:06 am

          What is “storming”? Oh that is an adjective that is used to inflame climbing? Is “violent activities” similar to trespassing or not complying to verbal direction? There are alot of people here who do not love Trump and his failures to help the 2A when he could have done more. I am not a crazy Trump supporter. The biggest question is why was this man hated and attacked non stop for four years and clearly there were fabrications from very high levels to take this guy out? Trump was a whistle blower from the beginning. The fake news, follow the money when oil was being bought from ISIS (The Russians provided satelite images of the trucks and movements) the Covid relief all being sent overseas not helping Americans. Even members of his own party wnated him out. His drain the swamp about Washington inbreeding and dirty deals. All whistle blowing. This is a huge red flag and I believe that he was really a threat to the status quo. China hates Trump and constantly attacks the US but not militarily. China is killing us with a thousand cuts. Swalwell China. Hunter Biden China. The Big Guy Joe Biden 10% China. Cyber attacks China Covid 19 is from where? China. Is a pattern emerging?

        • Scott January 9, 2021, 2:34 am

          Eric is correct. She was given multiple orders to not enter further or she would be shot,she did and they did. The Capitol officer was defending the very place and people that he was sworn to. If anyone thinks it’s ok to try breaking into OUR CAPITOL and kill it’s defenders I hope you’re treated equally. She was a domestic terrorist and treated like she was one. And as a veteran and a lifelong gun guy I hope that people will start thinking critically again!

        • Nicks87 January 9, 2021, 8:11 pm

          A force warning? No such thing in American law enforcement exists. Her actions did not meet the requirements for use of deadly force. Look up the DoJs policy on use of force if you don’t believe me. It was murder no doubt.

          • Yep yep January 19, 2021, 5:45 pm

            Say what you want but if everybody in this world would just understand one thing. If somebody talks you listen if they have a gun you do whatever the effing hell they say

  • Joseph Burge January 8, 2021, 6:55 am

    So, how many police cars do we get to torch for the unarmed murder of a veteran? Vet Lives Matter. How many targets were looted in peaceful protest of the murder? When is any member of the squad going to start hysterically screaming about defunding the DC police?
    Hypocrites.

    • Rob January 8, 2021, 7:54 am

      Exactly! Antifa burns buildings and the media says is peaceful. Antifa pretends to be Trump supporters and media calls us domestic terrorists. Sic Pacem Parabellum.

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