The U.S. Capitol was the scene of chaos on Wednesday as supporters of President Trump responded to his call to head to the complex and then breached it, leading to unprecedented violence in the seat of America's federal government.
A woman was shot and killed during the assault on the Capitol, according to Washington, D.C., police. Her identity was not made public
A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told NPR's Carrie Johnson that the alleged shooter of the woman was a senior U.S. Capitol Police officer and that the woman who was killed was unarmed.
The insurrectionists interrupted proceedings in the House and Senate as members of Congress were tallying President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. The counting of the votes is normally a relatively pro forma session.
But for two months, Trump has falsely and continuously claimed the election was stolen from him, and dozens of fellow Republicans had planned to object to slates of electors from various states they considered contested.