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Three Ashli Babbitt shooting witnesses no longer on FBI most wanted list

When suspects are taken into custody, the FBI normally places "ARRESTED" on photos of them at the Jan. 6 riot. This did not happen for three suspects.

Published: February 1, 2022 11:33pm

Updated: February 2, 2022 12:40am

Three people who witnessed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, no longer have their photos posted on the FBI's most wanted page, The Epoch Times reports.

The three witnesses, labeled 310, 311 and 312, were scrubbed the evening of April 29, 2021, according to the Epoch Times investigation. The list now skips from 309 to 313.

When suspects are taken into custody, the FBI normally places "ARRESTED" on photos of them at the Jan. 6 riot.

The Department of Justice has not responded to Epoch Times' request for comment about why the three witnesses were removed.

One of the witnesses removed from the FBI's list includes a man who tried to give first aid to Babbitt as she was dying on the Capitol floor. Reporter Tayler Hansen said the witness is a photojournalist. Hansen claimed to have stood next to the man in the Capitol on Jan. 6. 

"Right as she got shot, he was the only one that reacted, and he immediately reached for his medical bag," Hansen told The Epoch Times. "He had a med bag on him, and started digging in it."

Hansen explained: "He was trying to help Ashli throughout the whole thing. He was one of the people the cops told to stop rendering medical aid to her."

Hansen applauded how the photojournalist handled the situation. "I've never seen anything like it," he said. "He knew exactly what to do. He was the first one to react out of everybody," he told Epoch, adding that the photojournalist covered riots in Portland, Ore., and Kenosha, Wisc.

Hansen also said another man who was removed from the FBI's most wanted still works as a photographer.

Babbitt's widow, Aaron, told The Epoch Times that he is questioning the FBI's actions.

"I'd like an explanation as to why they've been removed," Babbitt told the outlet. "If there's nothing nefarious, then that shouldn't be a problem. The silence is, and has been, deafening."

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