A lady who was fatally shot contained in the Capitol after it was overrun by a pro-Trump mob was struck by gunfire from a Capitol Police officer, a police official stated Wednesday evening.
Chief Robert J. Contee of the Metropolitan Police Division instructed reporters that the lady had been shot by a police officer on Wednesday afternoon as plainclothes law enforcement officials confronted the mob. She later died in a hospital, he stated, and the capturing is being investigated.
Not less than 14 Capitol Cops had been injured in the course of the demonstrations on Wednesday, Chief Contee stated, together with two who had been hospitalized.
A video posted to Twitter earlier on Wednesday appeared to indicate a capturing within the Capitol.
The lady within the video appeared to climb onto a small ledge subsequent to a doorway contained in the constructing instantly earlier than a single loud bang is heard. The lady, draped in a flag, fell to the bottom on the high of a stairwell. A person with a helmet and a military-style rifle stood subsequent to her after she fell, and shouts of “police” might be heard as a person in a go well with approached the lady and crouched subsequent to her.
“The place’s she hit?” individuals yelled as blood streamed round her mouth.
Chief Contee stated that three different deaths had been reported on Wednesday — one girl and two males — from the world across the Capitol. He stated, with out elaborating, that the three individuals appeared to have “suffered from separate medical emergencies which resulted of their deaths.”