Video Shows Black Man Resembling Capitol Police Lieutenant Shooting Ashli Babbitt

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Video shows black man closely resembling Capitol police lieutenant shooting Ashli Babbitt

Newly resurfaced video footage shows a black man resembling Capitol Hill Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd aiming a gun at Ahsli Babbitt and shooting her dead.

The video evidence of the black man in the suit has been archived widely across the internet, and it clearly contradicts mainstream media reports which cited anonymous intelligence community people to claim that a Secret Service agent assigned to Mike Pence shot Babbitt. reports: Independent journalist Tayler Hansen claimed that Capitol Hill Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd is the man who shot Babbitt on April 13 of this year, as previously reported by National File. To date, this publication is not aware of any instance of this claim being refuted.

Ashli Babbitt’s shooting was covered extensively by NATIONAL FILE, after this publication spoke to an eyewitness who saw her murder:

An eyewitness said that the police officers moved out of the way of the door of the Senate chambers: a window was broken in the Capitol Building, and the woman shot started to climb up, and was shot by a “man in the suit”:

As she had both feet in the windowsill, her hands were on the sides of the window, a man inside, not a uniform, he had a suit on, fired one shot, hitting her up in this region somewhere [indicates to neck]. She fell out of the window. The police that were there would not let me assist. I am trained in emergency medical services. They would not let me assist… They pushed me out of the way, and I stood there and I watched this young woman die.

The man suggested that the woman was not shot by DC Police as initially reported, but may have been shot by “internal security.”


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