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California woman shot and killed by U.S. Capitol was Air Force veteran who backed Trump

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT | The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — The woman who was fatally shot when a mob supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol was identified by authorities Thursday as Ashli Babbitt, whose family described her as an Air Force veteran and avid supporter of Trump and his efforts to stay in office.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer on Wednesday shot Babbitt, who later died at a hospital. The shooting occurred as thousands of rioters forced their way into the House chamber, where members of Congress were hiding, according to Steven A. Sund, chief of the Capitol

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Who is Ashli Babbit? Woman Shot Dead in Capitol Siege Was U.S. Air Force Veteran

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Ashli Elizabeth Babbit, one of four people who died in connection with the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, was a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran and resident of Ocean Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego, California.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence makes his way into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, on January 7. A woman who fatally shot at the Capitol on Wednesday was a U.S. Air Force veteran.


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Members of the Swat team patrol and secure the Statuary Hall before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence makes his way into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol, on January 7. A woman who fatally shot at the Capitol on Wednesday was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

U.S. Capitol Hill Riots In Pictures

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