First picture of female Trump supporter and military veteran shot dead in Capitol riots

The Trump supporter killed in the Capitol riots has been named as Ashil Babbit

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The Donald Trump supporter who was shot and killed inside the US Capitol during the protests has been named as a US military veteran.

Ashli Babbit, who served for 14 years in the Air Force, was gunned down by law enforcement officers after reportedly failing to heed calls to move back amid the chaos.

The San Diego resident served four tours as a high level security official throughout her time in service.

Mrs Babbit's husband, who has not been named, told KUSI News his wife was a strong supporter of the outgoing Republican President and a "great patriot".

The day before her death, Mrs Babbit took to Twitter to declare the "storm is here".

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"Nothing will stop us," she wrote alongside the handle 'CommonAshSense' on Wednesday.

"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!"

She had also retweeted a clip of protesters gathering and wished "Gods speed" to them, before declaring January 6 as the day Republicans "start winning".

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Speaking during a WUSA9  TV interview following the incident, fellow protester said the woman was shot in the neck.

Identifying himself as Thomas from New Jersey, the witness said: "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 then she started moving weird. I don't know if she's alive or dead anymore."

Dramatic scenes saw officers point their guns at a vandalised door
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Pictures showed a woman covered in blood as emergency services treated her on the floor of the Capitol.

President Trump had attended a rally on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, prior to rioters clashing with police and National Guard as they stormed the Capitol building.

Congress were completing the proceedings to officially name Joe Biden as the 46th President when rioters smashed their way in, causing members to evacuate.

Members of the National Guard restored order at the Capitol
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Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook after being deemed to have incited violence with a series of posts, including one which including the phrase "these are the things and events that happen".

The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed to US media an investigation into Mrs Babbit's death continues.

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