A fourth Washington, D.C. police officer who was present during the January 6 Capitol rioting has been discovered dead, raising questions about the circumstances behind his untimely death.
Kyle DeFreytag, 26, was found deceased on July 10th, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
His death has been reported as an alleged suicide.
He had responded to the riots at the Capitol building on Jan 6th, Metropolitan Police confirmed to WUSA9.
The announcement of his death comes just hours after a third D.C. police officer who attended the Jan. 6 protest was also found dead – again by alleged suicide.
43-year-old Gunther Hashida was found dead on July 29. He had witnessed what really occurred on the day of the protests. The reason and exact nature of his death was not confirmed.
Fox5dc.com reports: Capitol police officer Howard Liebengood took his own life days after the incident, along with D.C. police officer Jeffrey Smith.
D.C. police confirmed Monday morning that a third officer who responded to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has died as a result of suicide.