Capitol Police Officer Dies After Wednesday's Riot

He was put on life support following storming of the US Capitol building
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2021 12:44 AM CST
Capitol Police Officer Dies Following Riot
In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporter of President Donald Trump protest as US Capitol Police officers shoot tear gas at demonstrators outside of the US Capitol in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

A US Capitol Police officer who collapsed after Wednesday's riot at the Capitol building has died, the force says in a statement. The 40-year-old, a 15-year veteran of the force, was placed on life support and died Thursday night. Outlets including WUSA9 report he suffered a stroke during the riot, but CNN and the official statement indicate he was injured during the riot and later collapsed. Four others died amid the violent storming of the building, a woman named Ashli Babbit who was shot by Capitol Police and three others who suffered medical emergencies. More than 50 police officers, including those from both the Capitol force and the Washington, DC, force, were injured. (Read more Capitol Police stories.)

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