Capitol Officer William 'Billy' Evans

Update: Officer injured at Capitol has passed away

Last week a man was shot after he crashed his car into a barricade, then charged Capitol Police with a knife. The attack resulted in the injury of two officers. Both policemen were immediately transported to the hospital. One of the officers, William Evans, did not survive his wounds. The Capitol Police morned the loss of one of their own with the following statement:

“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant. Officer Evans had been a member of the United States Capitol Police for 18 years.  He began his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit. Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”  –Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman

Officer William 'Billy' Evans
Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans

The USCP also stated, “The other USCP officer who was struck by the car is in stable and non-threatening condition.”

Additionally, USCP has released that the family of Officer William Evans has asked for privacy.

Capitol attack suspect has also died

The attacker, Noah Green, 25, died as a result of the gunshot wounds sustain during his attack. The perpetrator had allegedly filled paperwork that showed he “sought to change his name from Noah Ricardo Green to Noah Zaeem Muhammad.”

Noah Green via ABC7

Facebook removed Green’s profile after the attack. Stating to NBC that:

“We have designated the incident under our Dangerous Individuals and Organization policy, which means we have removed the suspect’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram, and are removing any content that praises, supports, or represents the attack or the suspect.”

Reports have shown that Green had been making extremist statements on his social media prior to the attack. Reporter Ben Collins posted saying, “Facebook shuts down profiles of suspects in terror attacks and mass killings all of the time, sometimes before the press can find them.”

Stay tuned to American Grit for anymore updates to this, and other breaking news.

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