4 dead after Trump rioters stormed U.S. Capitol to block Biden’s win

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Updated: March 8, 2021

At least four people died on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s rioters stormed the United States Capitol to block Joseph R. Biden’s win.

Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said at the press conference late on Wednesday that Ashli Babbit was shot dead by the U.S. Capitol Police and three others died in “medical emergencies.”

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Babbit was a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, a friend confirmed to Fox News.

Multiple media reports said Babbit was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the Air Force and resided in San Diego.

Her husband told WTTG-TV that she was a strong supporter of President Trump.

“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” Babbit’s mother-in-law told the local Fox affiliate in D.C.

Contee said the internal affairs division is investigating Babbit’s shooting, and that they are still determining all the details of the three other deaths.

Contee said at least fourteen police officers sustained injuries and several of them are still in the hospital. He said one officer sustained serious injuries after he was assaulted by Trump supporters.

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Simon Ateba Washington DC
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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