The woman shot on Capitol Hill was an Air Force veteran who supported Trump

The woman, who was fatally shot while a mob backing President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, was identified by authorities on Thursday as Ashli ​​Babbitt, whose family referred to her as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a staunch supporter of Trump and his efforts to stay in power. A US Capitol police officer on Wednesday shot and killed Babbitt, who later died in a hospital. The shooting took place when thousands of rioters entered the chamber of the house where members of Congress were hiding, according to Steven A. Sund, chief of the Capitol Police. He said the rioters “actively attacked” Capitol police and other police officers with metal pipes, released chemical irritants and “took other weapons against our officers.” Applying here in Washington, DC, ”Sund said in a statement. Ashli ​​Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt, told KSWB-TV, a Fox daughter in San Diego, that he and his wife, 35, lived in San Diego and were in Washington on Wednesday to support Trump. Aaron Babbitt texted his wife about 30 minutes before the shooting and never heard back.