Five people, including one police officer, have now been reported dead in the aftermath of the Capitol Building breach. 55-year-old Kevin Greeson from Alabama, 34-year-old Rosanne Boyland from Georgia, and 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips from Pennsylvania. These three were reportedly killed by medical emergencies during the break-in.
35-year-old Airforce vet Ashli Babbitt from Huntington, Maryland was shot and killed by Law Enforcement within the building, an eyewitness stating, “As we kind of raced up to grab people and pull them back, they shot her in the neck, and she fell back on me and started to say she was fine. It’s cool. And then she started moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose.”
The last fatality was Washington D.C. police officer Brian Sicknick, who died on Thursday night. Officer Sicknick’s death is currently under investigation by DC Police as a homicide case, according to a statement released by the U.S. Capitol Police Department (USCP).
The man who witnessed Babbitt’s shooting told a reporter shortly after, “I mean, they think we’re a joke. $2,000 checks was a joke to them. You know, there’s people filming us, laughing at us as we marched down the street at the Department of Justice. There’s a man in the window laughing at us, filming us. And here it was a joke to them until we got inside and then all of a sudden guns came out. But I mean, we’re at a point now, it can’t be allowed to stand. We have to do something, people have to do something, because this could be you or your kids.”
President Trump and his administration condemned the violence just as it began and asked people to go home. The President then assured the American people that there will be a peaceful transition of power and that his 75,000,000 supporters “will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future.”