"A woman was fatally shot inside the U.S. Capitol after the mob breached the building. The circumstances were not clear," The Washington Post begins in its report on the Wednesday afternoon shooting of 35-year old Ashli Babbitt. She later died of the gunshot wound at a local hospital.
The circumstances have now become much clearer with video of the shooter emerging overnight. There were police behind her - indicating they did not consider her an immediate lethal threat - at the moment she attempted to breach a barricade inside the capitol building.
Despite the security officers behind her being potentially in the line of fire, Babbitt was still shot by a Capitol police officer as she attempted to jump over a physical barrier, new video shows.
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