Former President Donald Trump released a short statement Thursday regarding the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.
Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran, was fatally shot in the left shoulder at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. A law enforcement official claimed that a U.S. Capitol Police officer shot her, NPR reported in January.
“Who shot Ashli Babbitt?” the former president’s statement wrote.
TRUMP: “Who shot Ashli Babbitt?” pic.twitter.com/8oWvUmkb6M
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 1, 2021
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s Police Corruption and Civil Rights Section and the Civil Rights Division conducted an investigation into the officer-related shooting of Babbitt, according to NPR. The Department of Justice announced April 14 that there was not sufficient evidence to bring forth criminal charges against the unidentified officer that shot Babbitt.
Babbitt’s husband, Aaron, filed a request in order to obtain information regarding his wife’s death, including the name of the officer that shot her.