Is Ashli Babbitt's killer identified? 4 'persons of interest' believed to have info on Capitol rioter's death
In a mail to the news site, a spokesperson for DC's Metropolitan Police Department said it's irresponsible to make an investigatory assumption without completing the thorough investigation
Ashli Babbitt, one of the victims of the devastating Capitol riots on January 6 continues to make headlines. With the question of "Who killed Ashli Babbitt?" still unanswered, there appears to be a development in the case after multiple reports said the officer who shot her shouldn't be charged.
The Gateway Pundit released images of four potential persons of interest who are reportedly aware of more information regarding her shooting. The site released the images for the public with the hope that people would offer some help.
"For the first time since the shooting, they have gone public and are asking for your help," the site wrote. "They are seeking information to help identify four persons of interest, all of whom were present during the shooting. All four individuals are believed to have important information regarding the death of Ashli Babbitt."
Who are the four Persons of Interest?
Reportedly, the first POI was seen masked, and wearing a grey skull cap along with a black mask and what appears to be a black and light grey jacket. The images show him interacting with fellow rioters. The second POI was seen wearing a dark blue bomber jacket and white mask with a skull cap. He was seen wearing a backpack.
The third POI was wearing a bright red jacket, a red cap with TRUMP emblazoned on it, and a black mask with glasses. Lastly, the fourth POI is known as "the medic" and has no mask. He was seen in a black leather jacket and disheveled hair. At the moment, there is no information regarding the identity of these four people.
Where does the Ashli Babbitt case currently stand?
A recent CNN report stated that investigators have recommended prosecutors decline charges against the US Capitol Police officer in Babbitt's shooting. The case is still under investigation by the DC Metropolitan Police, the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, and civil rights prosecutors.
In a mail to the news site, a spokesperson for DC's Metropolitan Police Department said: "It is irresponsible to make an investigatory assumption or to jump to any conclusion without completing the thorough investigation."
A cellphone video shot inside Capitol Hill showed Babbitt draped in red, white, and blue when she was shot, apparently once, and fell to the floor of the Capitol with blood pouring from her mouth. Babbitt was later pronounced dead and identified as the House and Senate resumed the process to certify the election results.
The New York Post reported that Babbitt was an Air Force veteran, who had 14 years in the service and did four tours of duty, according to her husband, Aaron Babbitt, who spoke to KUSI-TV. Babbit was a resident of San Diego and had traveled to Washington DC for the protests.