WASHINGTON — A woman shot during the riot at the U.S. Capitol has died.
Pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon following a live speech from the president at a “Save America” rally that opposed the results of the November presidential election.
During a press conference Wednesday night, Metro Police Chief Robert Contee said a Capitol police officer shot a woman as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side.
Family confirmed with Scripps station KGTV that Ashli Babbitt was the woman killed by a Capitol police officer.
She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died., Chief Contee said.
Meanwhile, the FBI is calling for the public's help in the investigation.
"The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C," the FBI said. "The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021.
"If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol.
"Please use this form to submit any images, videos, or other multimedia files you have related to possible violations of federal law committed. Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity."
The chief said Metropolitan Police's internal affairs is investigating.
What led up to the shooting of this individual is not known.
It happened shortly after dozens of protesters made their way inside the Capitol building. D.C. Metropolitan police said protesters were able to gain access by using “chemical irritants” on law enforcement.
Chief Contee also confirmed that three people died - one adult female and two adult males - passed away from unrelated medical emergencies.