Man says San Diego woman killed in Capitol siege was his wife

U.S. Capitol Riot

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman was identified by her husband as the person who was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol building.

The husband of 35-year-old Ashli Babbit confirmed to FOX 5 San Diego that his wife was killed in the chaos at the Capitol. However, he said he has yet to hear from authorities on the East Coast.

Officials have not yet publicly identified Babbit as the victim, though Washington, D.C. law enforcement were expected to hold a news conference around 7:30 p.m. P.T.

The rioters stormed the Capitol Wednesday afternoon as Congress was meeting to certify Joe Biden’s election victory. Lawmakers have since reconvened to continue the process.

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