A US Capitol police officer died Thursday due to “events stemming from” the attempted insurrection in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, CNN reported.
The officer’s death marks the fifth confirmed fatality in connection with Wednesday’s violence, in which violent Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building, overwhelming police.
One woman died Wednesday after being shot inside the US Capitol after violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the building, while one woman and two men died Wednesday evening due to “medical emergencies” they sustained on or around Capitol grounds, according to DC Metropolitan Police.
US Capitol Police is already facing a backlash over the violent mobs that were able to quickly forced their way past security while lawmakers inside were debating the 2020 Electoral College results.
US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund announced on Thursday that he will resign on January 16, according to NBC News.