4 Deaths confirmed in Wednesday’s Riot

Most of you know about the most publicized fatality of the failed coup at our nation’s capitol.

A woman was fatally shot by a US Capitol Police employee as the mob tried to force their way toward the House Chamber where members of Congress were sheltering, US Capitol Police said in a statement.The woman was identified as Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old from Huntington, Maryland, authorities said.Babbitt was given medical assistance immediately and taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.The employee has been placed on administrative leave and their police powers have been suspended pending a joint Metro Police and USCP investigation, USCP said.

Chief Contee also said three people died from “medical emergencies” during the riot.” One adult female and two adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies, which resulted in their deaths,” he said. “Any loss of life in the District is tragic and our thoughts are with anyone impacted by their loss.”Contee identified them as a 50-year-old man from Ringtown, Pennsylvania; a 55-year-old man from Athens, Alabama; and a 34-year-old woman from Kennesaw, Georgia.The three were on the grounds of the Capitol when they experienced their medical emergencies, Contee said.Earlier Wednesday, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported people to area hospitals with injuries ranging from cardiac arrest to multiple fractures after falling from scaffolding on the West front of the Capitol building.However, city officials did not say whether any of these people are the ones who died.

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