Woman shot during pro-Trump protest dies (Video)
A woman shot by law enforcement agents as pro-Trump protesters besieged the Capitol Building on Wednesday has been pronounced dead.
Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, Dustin Sternbeck made the announcement.
“Yes, the adult female that was shot inside of the Capitol was pronounced at an area hospital. Additional details will be forthcoming as this remains an active MPD investigation,” Sternbeck told CNN.
The Herald reported Wednesday that the unidentified woman was shot in the neck as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol just as Congress met on Wednesday to certify the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
A man who was standing by the woman when the fatal shot was fired narrated the experience.
“We had stormed into the chambers inside and there was a young woman who rushed to the windows,” he said WUSA 9.
“A number of police and secret service were saying ‘get back, get down, get out of the way’. She didn’t heed the call and as we kind of raced up to grab people and pull them back they shot her in the neck and she fell back on me.
“And she started to say ‘it’s fine, it’s cool’ and then she started kinda moving weird and blood was coming out of her mouth and neck and nose and I don’t know if she’s alive or dead any more.”
He added: “I’m not injured… it could have been me, but she went in first.”
Watch video of the Capitol shooting:
A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021