Witness Thomas Barrane (sp?), who was one of the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol, witnessed a woman shot inside the U.S. Capitol building (interview by WUSA/published by WKRG).
The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Wednesday, January 6, 2021 that a woman was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol building during a siege on the Capitol. Her identity was not initially released.
Immediately after the shooting there was speculation that the woman was shot by a law enforcement officer. Also, NPR published that NPR’s Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson was told by a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation that the alleged shooter of the woman was a senior United States Capitol Police officer, and that the woman who was killed was unarmed.
A witness, Thomas Barrane, also provided details of the fatal shooting in an interview with WUSA.
JUST IN: A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation tells NPR’s @johnson_carrie that the alleged shooter of the woman on Capitol Hill today was a senior Capitol Police officer, and that the woman, who has since died, was unarmed. https://t.co/jgLWD1Y8mW
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) January 7, 2021
According to the official website of the United States Capitol Police …
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism.
“We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.”
“Protect the Congress – its Members, employees, visitors, and facilities – so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.”
The United States Capitol Police has exclusive jurisdiction within all buildings and grounds of the United States Capitol complex as well as the Library of Congress. It also has concurrent jurisdiction with other law enforcement agencies, including the United States Park Police and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, in an area of approximately 200 blocks around the complex.
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