Ashli Babbitt’s Husband Demands Identity Of Capitol Officer Who Killed Her Be Revealed

The husband of the woman who was shot dead during the January 6 Capitol breach, is pleading with authorities to publicly identify the officer who killed her. 

Her name is Ashli Babbitt and she was a 14-year Air Force Veteran from San Diego. Recently, her grief-stricken husband, Aaron, shared his frustration on Fox’s ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

Last April, the Department of Justice said it would not be charging the police officer who shot Ashli as she tried to make her way through a broken window of a door that led to the Speaker of the House’s Lobby. She was brought to a hospital in critical condition and later passed away from her wounds.

According to the Department of Justice, the Metropolitan Police Department had “conducted a thorough investigation” of the shooting but released no further information.

Her husband told Tucker Carlson recently that he is still unaware of the identity of his wife’s killer.

Ashli Babbitt and her husband, Aaron. Image courtesy of Babbitt family

Aaron is now suing the Metropolitan Police Department for withholding information about the officer’s identity.

“Somebody in D.C. knows, I think a lot of people know, but nobody is telling us. And the silence is deafening,” he told the show host.” I never expected to lose my wife to political violence,” he added.

Aaron said the press’s characterization of his wife makes him sick.

“There has never been a person Ashli ran across in her daily life that didn’t love her and wouldn’t remember her in some way, shape or form for the rest of her life,” he said. “But this is the game. This is the social media craziness that people just run with a theory and just take off with it. You know, it is up to us and the ones that love her and people like you for not giving up on it. So I appreciate that, Tucker.”

Aaron’s lawyer told Tucker that he has reason to believe the officer who shot Ashli is the same person who left his loaded weapon in a public men’s room inside the Capitol building in 2019. 

“So if it turns out that she was shot for reasons — again, they still have not explained to us by a Capitol police officer who left a loaded handgun in a public men’s room and kept his job somehow, do you think that is why they are hiding the truth?”, Tucker asked.

The lawyer replied by saying:

“I think one of the reasons they are hiding his identity they don’t have a good reason for this shooting,” the lawyer said. “I think if Ashli Babbitt had been brandishing a firearm and she was shot here the officer would be identified by now and pinning a medal on him. So I don’t think we have an explanation for the shooting and why they have not identified [the officer responsible.]”

In April, the Department of Justice made a statement saying “officials determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.”

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