Video of Ashli Babbitt's deadly shooting at the Capitol
Two previously unreported video clips shed fresh light on the fatal shooting of Trump supporter and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt by police as she and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
On Wednesday afternoon, Babbitt and others were attempting to break a barricaded door inside the Capitol building, violently demanding that three U.S. One of the clips shows Capitol Police officers who were watching the door move aside. According to the clip and other videos posted online, the officers backed away when colleagues in protective gear arrived behind the rioters.
Babbitt was shot by an officer on the other side, about 35 seconds after the officers moved away, as she climbed up toward a broken part of the unguarded door.
According to a Post review of Capitol video footage and plans, Babbitt, a 35-year-old California resident, and more than a dozen others seemed to be attempting to get into the Speaker's Lobby, a corridor that would have allowed them access to the House of Representatives chamber.
In the Speaker's Lobby, a second film, filmed about three minutes before the shooting, appears to show lawmakers and officials just yards from Babbitt and others trying to get through. A spokesperson stated that one of those present was Rep. James P. McGovern (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Rules Committee.
As the lawmakers and officials were evacuated, one rioter repeatedly punched the glass panels of the doorway immediately behind the officers wearing a fur-lined hat, causing significant damage, the video footage shows. The rioter, known by a patch on his jacket as K, tried to get around one officer. Yetter, while the police were shouted at by many rioters to let them in.
One of them told them, "We don't want to hurt anyone, we just want to go inside."
"Another one shouted, "F-- blue one! ”
Requests for comment were not addressed by the Capitol Police. It was not possible to locate two of the officers, and efforts to contact Yetter were unsuccessful.
In the video clip, Babbitt, who was wearing a Trump flag as a cape, can be seen behaving in an angry way and demonstrating with police. Her statements to the cops are not clearly audible.
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At one point, an officer is heard warning John Sullivan, a notorious self-described liberal activist who shoots video at a number of demonstrations and who filmed the footage on Wednesday, that more rioters might be on their way. "We want you to go home," according to the video, he said. "I'm filming. And so many people are here. They will work their way up here. I've seen people get injured out there, Bro. I don't want to see you hurt yourself.
Another man, wearing a red Trump hat, told the officers, "That summer, we supported you guys." We had your back when the whole country hated you.
At this point, one of the officers guarding the door said to the others, "They're ready to roll," and the video shows that he gestured to them to come with him. Together, the officers backed away from the door and moved to an adjoining wall.
With the law enforcement door clear, some of the rioters renewed their attempts to break in. One was wearing a helmet, and another was attempting to use a flagpole.
A loud scream is heard in the video about 20 seconds after the officers step back. Three times, one man shouted that an officer on the other side of the door had a pistol. An officer with a gun can be seen at the edge of the frame of the video. Another man repeated the note, but other rioters tried to try to break through the doorway.
Around this point, according to other videos posted on social media, the departing officers were confronted by colleagues wearing helmets and armed with rifles, who had arrived from a stairwell behind Babbitt and the rioters. The officers who had guarded the door down the stairs started evacuating these officers.
Babbitt began to walk through a section of the door where the glass had been shattered, with the aid of someone who hoisted her up. An officer on the other hand, wearing a suit and surgical mask, shot Babbitt in the neck instantly. She dropped to the floor.
Left: A screenshot taken from the above video shows a pistol pointing at a set of doors as rioters attempt to smash through the glass panels of the doors. Right: where the glass is broken out, Babbitt starts to step through a portion of the fence.
Moments later, according to other videos posted online, the officers armed with rifles and the officers who had guarded the door reemerged from the staircase behind where Babbitt had fallen. Some officers appeared to Babbitt, while others screamed at rioters to clear the region so that she could be handled.
Babbitt's former husband, Timothy McEntee, told The Post that his ex-wife owned a pool cleaning company. "She's a California small business owner and felt she was being wronged (much like others)," McEntee wrote in a text message.
The Capitol Police reported Thursday that the department and D.C. had put the officer who shot Babbitt on administrative leave. Cops investigate.
The young San Diego woman shot and killed by police Wednesday during the breach at the Capitol, served our country in the Air Force for more than a decade. She survived several tours overseas.
Her uncle, who lives in Spring Valley, can't believe what happened to his 35-year-old niece, Ashli Babbitt who called Ocean Beach home.