A U.S. Capitol police officer reportedly died Thursday after the violent clashes between police officers and supporters of President Donald Trump.
It is the fifth fatality reported after hundreds of Trump loyalists forcibly sneaked into the U.S. Capitol to stop the confirmation of Joe Biden's election.
The officer's death was first reported by CNN, which said it had been confirmed by two Capitol Police sources. The officer's name and cause of death are unknown.
Three of the Trump fanatics who died in the clashes on Wednesday were also referred to as Benjamin Phillips, 50. Kevin Greeson, 55; and Roseanne Boyland, 34.
Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 35, was previously named as the first victim.
It came when the Capitol Police chief filed his resignation Thursday evening after Nancy Pelosi and the union that represented his officers asked him to resign after Congress was not protected at all on Wednesday.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather outside the US Capitol on Wednesday as they caused rioting through the building, in which five people were killed
Sergeant Paul D. Irving (left) – whose job it is to protect the Chamber of the House – and Capitol Police chief Steven Sund (right) both resigned Thursday. Police are now building a 7-foot wall around the Capitol to protect it in the coming weeks
Ashli Babbitt, 35, was a 14-year-old Air Force veteran who was fatally shot in the chest by Capitol Police when she broke through the building on Wednesday. It was the first death announced
Benjamin Phillips, 50, suffered a stroke (left); Kevin Greeson, 55, had a heart attack (right)
The family of Roseanne Boyland, 34, (pictured) believe they have been trampled
Steve Sund, who was named to the role in June 2019, will step down on January 16 – four days before Joe Biden's inauguration.
His resignation came after that of Sergeant at Arms, Paul Irving, whose job it is to protect the house.
He resigned Thursday after being told that he would be fired for failing to protect the Capitol as heads rolled over the terrible day of violence in the American capital.
Legislators had expressed their horror at the lack of preparation ahead of the Stop the Steal rally on Wednesday, which Trump had been promoting for weeks.
Just before 2 p.m., the rioters descended on Capitol Hill while lawmakers approved the vote. The violence escalated over the next two hours. Some broke into politicians' offices, sat at their desks mocking and left threatening notes. One of the protesters was shot dead by police officers (bottom right)
Trump supporters attempt to break a police cordon at the Washington Capitol on Wednesday. As Congress prepared to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people gathered to demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump and his allegations of fraud
Irving had been warned by Chuck Schumer that he would be fired for the utter failure of his office to prevent armed insurgents from entering the chamber of the house.
Pelosi called for Chief Sund's resignation on Thursday.
He failed to call the National Guard to help on Wednesday and instead left his 2,000 police officers on the hill to deal with the nearly 10,000 crowd.
Four Trump rioters also died in Wednesday's riots, which saw ugly scenes as the overwhelmed Capitol Police rushed to secure the house and Senate floors.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, was a 14-year-old Air Force veteran who was fatally shot in the chest by Capitol Police when she broke through the building.
Ashli Babbitt died after a gunshot wound to the chest of a Capitol police officer
One witness to the shooting suggested that the San Diego local was shot and killed by police when they tried to climb through a broken window to get into the Congress Chambers.
Maryland court records indicate that Babbitt had previously run into law enforcement – despite being a respected Air Force veteran, referred to by a fellow soldier as a "boisterous cracker".
She was previously prosecuted for reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property and tampering with a car and has been the subject of two injunctions, DailyMail.com court records show.
Babbitt was born Ashli Pamatian and lived under that name at the North Pole in Alaska during her early adult life.
She joined the Air Force in 2006, initially serving at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, where she met her first husband, Staff Sergeant Tim McEntee.
A photo from January 2008 on the base's website shows the couple with their adopted former military dog Sorbon.
Babbitt later served with the DC Air National Guard from at least 2014, where she moved in with her future second husband Aaron in Huntingtown, Maryland.
However, Maryland court records indicate that McEntees' marriage did not end until August 2018 when they filed for divorce.
The video showed Babbitt climbing through a broken window seconds before she was shot
Paramedics are prone to Babbitt moments after she was shot dead in the Capitol on Wednesday
In June 2019, Babbitt married former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, who served from 2000 to 2005, according to his Facebook page.
The bereaved former soldier told KUSI News on Wednesday that his wife was a strong supporter of President Trump and a great patriot to everyone she knew. He did not respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt an important text message as she flew to DC to protest. This is evident from an obvious screenshot of their phone that was shared on social media.
& # 39; Be sure. I can't lose you, ”the sender wrote.
Babbitt wrote back a selfie from her airplane seat wearing a & # 39; Trump 2020 & # 39; mask and wrote & # 39; Tons of Trump supporters on my plane !!!! I'll watch my 6 '- using the military term to look behind you.
An unidentified loved one sent Babbitt an important text message as she flew to DC to protest. This is evident from an obvious screenshot of their phone that was shared on social media. & # 39; Be sure. I can't lose you, ”the sender wrote
The residence records indicate that she was living with Norris and her future husband, former Marine Sergeant Aaron Babbitt, at the time. Babbitt traveled to Washington DC from her California home alone, without her husband (pictured above).
Ashli Babbitt, 35, died of a gunshot wound to the chest after joining dozens of protesters who stormed the Capitol to protest Joe Biden's election victory
Three other Trump fanatics died after medical emergencies.
Benjamin Phillips, 50, of Pennsylvania, died from a stroke; and Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama suffered a heart attack "in the midst of the excitement".
According to The Inquirer, Phillips described the day as "the first day of the rest of our lives".
"You should call this year Zero because something is going to happen," his friends claim before the uprising began.
Phillips founded Trumparoo, a website that allows Trump supporters to talk to one another, and organized transportation for dozens of people to get from Pennsylvania to DC on Wednesday.
It is unclear at what point on the day he suffered his stroke or whether he was married or had children.
Kevin Greeson, 55, of Alabama (left). His family says he is prone to high blood pressure and had a heart attack on Wednesday "in the midst of the excitement". Phillips had arranged for dozens of people to drive from PA to DC. He had a stroke and died on the scene
Greeson's son announced his death on Facebook.
“My father had a heart attack yesterday and unfortunately passed away. We all loved him so much.
“He was such a great man that we all miss you so much. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, ”he said.
Social media photos show Greeson proudly posing with two AR-15 rifles. He regularly posted on the Parler website, where he promoted violence against Democrats.
Recent comments included: “Let's take this damn land back! Load up your guns and take to the streets.
"Let's give them a war … Democrats have no weapons … we have … bring your cane, I'll bring my weapons."
Roseanne Boyland, 34, died. Her family told DailyMail.com that they had been trampled in the rotunda.
He also tweeted that hydroxychloroquine was a known cure for COVID – which has not been proven.
However, his family said he was not violent and was only there to show his support for Trump.
Kevin had a history of high blood pressure and had a heart attack amid the excitement.
& # 39; Our family is devastated.
"We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers and value the privacy during this time when we are grieving," they said.
It is unclear whether the two men were among the violent mobs who stormed the building.
Roseanne Boyland, 34, from Georgia, was trampled in the rotunda, her family told DailyMail.com on Thursday, after police may have "knocked her down" in the crowd.
Her family said they planned to hold back but were encouraged by Trump's speech the previous Wednesday.
& # 39; This was her first. She shouldn't even go … we all didn't want her to go. She held back and then after yesterday's speech, "said the relative.
'They are still working on (the details). Someone said she was trampled, others said she collapsed … we're still trying to figure it out. & # 39;
Roseanne was trampled in the rotunda, her family told DailyMail.com on Thursday, after police may have "knocked her down" in the crowd.
Her brother-in-law Justin Cave said the rally cost her her life.
He blames Trump for her death.
& # 39; Roseanne, like many people there, was very passionate about her beliefs, as well as her law.
6 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING: The crowd is starting to gather for the Trump rally, which is scheduled for 10 a.m.
On December 19, Trump called on his fans on Twitter to gather in Washington DC. He said: “Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, be wild!
They gathered peacefully by the thousands outside the White House to wish Eric Trump a happy birthday first and then to leave from the President himself.
11.50 a.m .: Trump speaks at the Save America Rally and promises to go to the Capitol with the crowd
In a long, preaching-like speech that lasted more than an hour, Trump told his fans that he would go with them. No violence was mentioned at this point.
"And after that, we'll go down there, and I'll be there with you, we'll go down … to the Capitol and we'll cheer on our brave senators and congressmen," he said.
However, he did not go with them as promised.
13 o'clock:: The legislature gathers in the Chamber of the House to confirm Biden's election victory
1:10 p.m.: Rioters arrive at the Capitol and clash with the police.
At 1:26 p.m., the Capitol Police ordered the evacuation of the Library of Congress, Madison Building, and Cannon House Office Building, but not the House Chamber
1.40 p.m.Mayor Muriel Bows orders a 6 p.m. curfew but does nothing to address the escalating situation at the Capitol.
In the meantime, the Capitol Police are calling for assistance.
2:11 p.m .: The rioters climb the walls of the Capitol. Vice President Mike Pence is evacuated from the Chamber of the House moments later.
2.39 p.m .: Videos and photos are created in which rioters break the windows of the Capitol building
2.47 p.m .: Rioters can be seen on the podium
2:53 p.m .: Congress is removed from the chamber in breathing masks and escape hoods
3:51 pm The District of Columbia National Guard, approximately 1,100 soldiers, is mobilized to assist local law enforcement agencies.
6 p.m.: The curfew in Washington DC begins, many ignore it in order to stay there
8 p.m.: Legislature returns to chamber to confirm Biden's victory
“Personally, I believe the president sparked a riot that killed four of his biggest fans. One of them happened to be my sister.
"Personally, I think we should refer to the 25th amendment."
In a statement he read aloud, he said: “Our family is devastated by the loss of Roseanne. She was a wonderful sister, daughter and aunt. Everyone who knew her knows how compassionate she was.
& # 39; She would always put others in front of her. As we watched these horrific events, we hoped Roseanne wasn't among the crowd.
"Tragically, it was her and it cost her life," he said.
A witness who was with protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday said they saw Babbit shot dead, other people "trampled" in a mob onslaught and believed to have seen a second woman seriously injured.
"A second woman died (or came closer)," the witness wrote on Twitter. “It was a very intense situation that came up after I saw several people being trampled on and almost avoided it myself.
She collapsed in the entrance area of the main building and was trampled on. She was doing compressions, but I couldn't feel a carotid or femoral pulse. Several men carried her back to the police line. She was very cyanotic (discolored skin due to lack of oxygen) and was bleeding from her face. & # 39;
The witness described a terrible and fatal swarm of people inside the building who panicked while fleeing the police.
"I was filming a large group of people on the edge of the entrance just in front of the river, huddling into the hallway and being pushed into the hallway from behind," they wrote. "A tall man grabbed me from behind, pushed me into the Frey and said," You go in, come in "(I think). And I was fought in the crowd and pushed into the entrance area.
I managed to pull myself into a corner against the wall. Moments later, the police inside were putting a lot of pressure on the outside against the dozen of people who were pushing inside. Everyone got full like sardines that couldn't move against the flow of the body. & # 39;
They added: “At that point, the police and citizens began to unleash a sea of spray maces from both sides. It was almost impossible to breathe or panic.
The man next to me passed out but stopped because we were so tightly packed. I slapped his face and he revived. At about this time, the woman collapsed, the police overcame the crowd, and I saw people fleeing being seriously trampled. & # 39;
President Trump himself didn't say anything about her death.
In a brief statement in the White House briefing room, his secretary, Kayleigh Mcenany, said: "Those who have forcibly besieged our capital are the opposite of everything this government stands for."
She left without answering questions from the press. Trump's Twitter and Facebook accounts have been banned.
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