Newly resurfaced video footage appears to confirm speculation that the man who shot and killed Capitol protester Ashli Babbitt was Capitol Hill Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd, who was NOT assigned to protect Vice President Mike Pence, as reported by mainstream media outlets.
The video footage of the black man in the suit has been extensively archived on the internet, and it plainly contradicts mainstream media accounts, citing anonymous intelligence community sources, which claim that a Secret Service member assigned to Mike Pence shot Babbitt.
Independent journalist Tayler Hansen stated that Capitol Hill Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd was the one who shot Babbitt on April 13 of this year. No instance of this assertion being challenged is known at this time.
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.”