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William Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force, was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit when he was killed.

Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said a man drove a car into a security barricade at the Capitol complex on Friday, killing one officer and injuring another.

Pittman said the driver was shot after jumping out of the car with a knife, refusing to obey verbal orders, and “lunging” at the police. The perpetrator was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Noah Green, a 25-year-old man from Indiana, was named as the suspect by four top law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation.

William Evans, also known as Billy, was the officer who was killed. Evans was an 18-year Capitol Police veteran and a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit, according to Pittman.

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The seriousness of the second officer’s injury was unknown. The officer is “in safe and non-life threatening condition,” according to a statement released by Capitol Police early Friday evening. President Joe Biden had previously claimed that the officer was “fighting for his life.”

“I simply ask that the public continue to keep U.S. Capitol police and their families in their prayers,” Pittman said. Since the events of Jan. 6, and now the events that have happened here today, this has been an incredibly difficult time for U.S. Capitol police,” Pittman said.

Source: nbcnews
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