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Woman shot & killed at U.S. Capitol was Air Force veteran, husband says; gunfire caught on video

Ashli Babbitt is shown here with her husband Aaron Babbitt.

WASHINGTON, DC -- A woman who was shot in the chest and killed by law enforcement Wednesday during a violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters was apparently an Air Force veteran from California.

Ashli Babbitt had served 14 years in the Air Force "and was a high level security official throughout her time in service," according to her husband in an interview with KUSI-TV in San Diego.

Aaron Babbitt told KUSI that he stayed home to operate a business the couple owned while his wife, a staunch Trump supporter, traveled to the rally turned riot.

"Nothing will stop us…. they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light,” Ashli Babbitt had tweeted after arriving in Washington on Tuesday night.

Reports indicated her shooting occurred while she was climbing into the Capitol building through a broken window. She was critically wounded and taken to a hospital, where she later died.

“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” Ashli Babbitt’s mother-in-law told WTTG-TV in Washington on Wednesday night.

The shooting inside the Capitol was caught on video that a blogger posted on social media and is viewable below. Caution, it is graphic!

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Lost her life for an idiot. Deserves it. She gets the Darwin Award of the year presented by Madmike and his wee suckers in town like K1DPR/nadodave/Jeff Allen.

  2. She trespassed illegally! Fk her. Dead. Water under the bridge. They should of build a 50ft ft wall to keep white aliens out of the White House.

    1. Ayanna Pressley called for “unrest in the streets”, maxine waters openly said to harass Trump officials and supporters. Well look who’s scared now. Look who was cowering in fear of whom. Look who needed POLICE to save them…..democrats. If you call people names long enough they will react. But folks like Mark turner aka:mia w/cara/etc will only do that behind the screen on the internet cause they need a safe space. In short, you are a coward, along with your aliases, alberto/mark!

  3. I don’t feel bad for this woman at all. She single-handedly brought this upon herself. And it was all in the name of?? Stupid Ass Trump!!


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