U.S. Capitol Police identify colleague who died after suspect rammed barricade


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCMH) — The U.S. Capitol Police have named the officer who was killed Friday after a suspect rammed a barricade outside the Capitol Building.

He is William Evans, a member of the Capitol Police for 18 years.

“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.” 

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Police say the suspect was shot and killed by police after he rammed a sedan into the barricade on Constitution Avenue. Another officer was injured and transported to the hospital.

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