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Gunned Down: Horrifying Video Shows Moment Woman Was Shot By Cop As Trump Supporters Storm Capitol

Jan. 7 2021, Published 1:34 p.m. ET

The woman who was fatally shot during the chaos at the Capitol on January 6 has been identified as 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt.

In a viral video that surfaced on the web, a hoard of rioters can be seen trying to break open a window, and a woman, believed to be Babbitt, then begins to climb through the empty pane as a single shot was fired.

With a Trump flag tied around her waist, she then immediately fell to the ground as some of her peers surrounded her.

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Paramedics attended to Babbitt and took her to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries later that day.

According to reports, Babbitt was an Air Force veteran and California native who came to D.C. to protest Trump's election defeat. Just one day before her death, she 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!"

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Babbitt's brother-in-law, Justin Jackson, gave a statement about the incident to a local NBC network. 

"Ashli was both loyal as well as extremely passionate about what she believed in. She loved this country and felt honored to have served in our Armed Forces," he expressed. "Please keep her family in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this time."

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Babbitt's ex-husband, Timothee McEntee — whom she met in the Air Force and was wed to for 14 years until splitting in 2019 — also spoke out once he heard the news.

"I feel absolutely terrible and sick to my stomach about it,” he said, via The Washington Post. “She was never afraid to speak her mind and in a way this was her way of speaking her mind (going to the rally). You would never forget meeting her.”

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Babbitt went on to remarry Aaron Babbitt, whom she owned a pool supply company with.

By the end of the terrifying day, at least 30 arrests were made and three more deaths were reported. Former President George W. Bush called the scene scene "a sickening and heartbreaking sight."

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