Georgia Man Charged In U.S. Capitol Attack Dies By Suicide
A 53-year-old Georgia man who faced charges in connection to last Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol has died by suicide, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, died from a gunshot wound to the chest on Saturday, the medical examiner’s office told NBC affiliate 11Alive and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police records obtained by the AJC show that Stanton was found in the basement of his home.
Officers removed two rifles from his home and initially labeled the death as “under investigation.”
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Capitol police officer dies of apparent suicide days after invasion by pro-Trump mob
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Authorities on Sunday announced the death of a 51-year-old Capitol Police officer. Two people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press that the officer’s death was an apparent suicide.
Officer Howard Liebengood had been assigned to the Senate Division and was with the department since 2005. He is the son of a former Senate sergeant-at-arms in the 1980’s.
It was not clear whether his death was connected to Wednesday’s events at the Capitol, when a pro-Trump mob looking to interrupt Congress’s session to confirm electoral votes invaded the building.
The officials who spoke to the Associated Press were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The USCP union did confirm Liebengood’s death in a statement on Sunday, but did not mention the cause.
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