Kevin Greeson’s wife has since spoken out about her husband’s death. Click here for the updated story.
Wednesday (Jan. 6) was an eventful day in American history to say the very least. A pro-Trump mob marched to the U.S. Capitol, and stormed it while vandalizing members of congress’ offices, looting materials and attacking police officers.
“Like all of you, I watched as a gang—organized, violent and mad they’d lost an election—laid siege to the United States Capitol,” Michelle Obama said about the chaos she observed on social media and TV like everyone else around the world who watched in horror. “They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government. And once authorities finally gained control of the situation, these rioters and gang members were led out of the building not in handcuffs, but free to carry on with their days.”
Multiple news outlets confirmed that a total of four people died after the mobbing incident. One woman who was fatally shot by Capitol authorities was identified as Ashli Babbit. Two other men, and another woman passed away from “medical emergencies,” as well. They were later confirmed as Benjamin Phillips, Kevin Greeson, and Roseanne Boyland, District of Colombia police declared.
Outlets are claiming that one of the people who died from emergencies actually played a part in their own death. News 1130, as well as other news sources, are reporting that one of the males who died did so after accidentally shocking himself with a taser, which caused him to have a heart attack.
Baltimore’s CBS also reported that at least 52 people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol during yesterday’s events.
“History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation,” Former President Barack Obama said about it.