Ashli Babbitt killed at US Capitol – Horrifying video shows moment woman shot by cop as Trump supporters storm building

A HORRIFYING video has shown the moment a female Air Force veteran was shot by a cop as Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.

Ashli Babbitt was shot in the chest during the mayhem inside the building on Wednesday.

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New footage has captured the moment she was shot after reportedly trying to access a restricted area in the building.

An officer can be seen leaning from a doorway, pointing their gun at a glass set of doors as they begin to fire.

A group of Trump supporters can be seen behind the doors, which are barricaded by chairs on the other side.

A shot can be heard as the camera pans to show a woman on the floor and a protester can be heard shouting "shots fired" as others ask the officers to "stop."




Police then enter the hallway, telling others to "back up" as a man in a suit tries to lay the woman, later identified as Babbitt, down.

Multiple Trump supporters can be seen filming the incident, as flashlights focus on her.

Following Babbitt's death, her mother-in-law, Robin, told The New York Post: “I’m numb. I’m devastated.

"Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV."


She added: "She is a Trump supporter."

The day before she died, Babbitt tweeted: "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."

Babbitt, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted — a few hours ahead of her and other Donald Trump supporters storming the Capitol — a "MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today."

On January 5, Babbitt retweeted TV footage of a pro-Trump crowd massing in DC ahead of the January 6 riots over the election result.

Babbitt was one of four people who died following the Capitol chaos on January 6.

Alongside the fatalities, several others were seriously injured in clashes after rioters fought cops and pushed their way inside the Capitol.

 

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