WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Ashli Babbit, of San Diego, California, has been identified as the victim shot dead inside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

Babbit, a 14-year veteran with the Air Force, was fatally shot after pro-Trump protesters charged the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday.


The shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m.

Her mother-in-law told reporters, “I really don’t know why she decided to do this.”


Geo quick facts: Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center – wikipedia.