Ashli Babbitt’s Lawyer Says Killing Was “Ambush” – No Command To Halt

( The attorney representing the family of Ashli Babbitt, the protester who was shot and killed buy a still-unnamed police officer during the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, said that Babbitt was not warned by the officer before he shot and killed her.

Attorney Terry Roberts made the claim during an interview with RealClearinvestigations, and dismissed a claim by the attorney representing the officer who killed her that he made a clear and loud command to Babbitt.

If the officer who killed her is seriously claiming that he told Babbitt he was ready to shoot, despite nobody around Babbitt supporting the claim, then it’s a clear admission that he did not follow protocol.

Roberts said that it is “not debatable” and there was “no warning.” As a result, he said that he would describe the shooting of Babbitt as an “ambush.”

How can it be described as anything else if Babbitt did not pose a threat to anybody and was not engaging in violence at the time she was shot?

Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran, was fatally shot by the officer when she was attempting to climb through a broken window that lead to the Speaker’s Lobby in the Capitol Building. While clearly breaking the law, there remains no evidence that Babbitt posed a threat to anybody.

The officer identified as responsible for shooting Babbitt has not been identified by authorities, but many media outlets have already identified the officer as Lt. Michael L. Byrd. Those reports have been strengthened by the fact that Byrd has not returned to duty, is currently on administrative leave, and has repeatedly refused to provide comments to media outlets who have reached out with questions.

If Roberts can prove beyond reasonable doubt in the courts that Babbitt was not given an opportunity to obey the officer’s commands before she was shot, then it could result in the family of Babbitt winning a wrongful death suit.

You can watch the attorney make the claims in this clip.