Capitol Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Ashli Babbitt Speaks Out

Capitol Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Ashli Babbitt Speaks Out

Lieut. Michael Byrd, the Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, is revealing himself and sharing his story for the first time. NBC’s Lester Holt sat down with him exclusively. “I am afraid, because I know there are people who disagree with my actions,” Byrd says. “I know that that day I saved countless lives.”

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49 Comments

  1. Florin Bodnariuc on January 3, 2023 at 12:56 am

    When you look in the mirror you know deep down in your soul you are a narcissistic stone cold killer and you like that



  2. TheGamingPolitician on January 3, 2023 at 12:56 am

    This man has a 1:0 K:D and that’s a W



  3. Dexter Plameras on January 3, 2023 at 12:58 am

    Ultimate Donald J Trump is responsible for this loss of life, he had hours to call off his supports but said and did nothing even after the urging of his own people.



  4. Dirt Mike on January 3, 2023 at 12:59 am

    the man did his job … yes, she was unarmed but unfortunately there are no warning shots in real life situations and she put herself in that situation.



  5. BobbyDuke on January 3, 2023 at 1:04 am

    HE IS A MURDERER OF INNOCENTS



  6. #Danthedrivingman on January 3, 2023 at 1:05 am

    The beginning of the End, The last Days and Fall of America, began on January 6th, our on government has begun to PURGE it’s own citizens. Hope your ready, to be PUBLICLY executed. SATAN rules America.



  7. Elizabeth Purr on January 3, 2023 at 1:06 am

    God the amount of smooth-brains in this comment section. So brainwashed you’re ok with murder. She was unarmed and was not advancing. He’s full of s**t. And those of you who applaud him cheered when Derek chauvin went to prison. Can you say cognitive dissonance?? 🤡



  8. Curtis E. LeMay on January 3, 2023 at 1:07 am

    He’s an American 🇺🇲 Patriot/Hero who DROPPED 💥🔫AshLIE the Perfidious Neo-Nazi TRAITOR.

    Thank You 👏👏 , Officer Byrd !



  9. montizzle foshizzle on January 3, 2023 at 1:10 am

    Glad he took her out💯😎



  10. Ivan Chato on January 3, 2023 at 1:11 am

    Beautiful shot lmao at how she thought she was going to do something and BAM hot slug to the chest 😂😂😂😂



  11. Adam Dowling on January 3, 2023 at 1:13 am

    This man is a hero. Where’s the "blue line" crowd? Oh wait….lol



  12. KeepMeLord05 on January 3, 2023 at 1:14 am

    Did not one person watch LIVE as officers took down barricades and wave these people in?? That’s the moment I knew they were being set up even people in the crowd yelled for them not to go in! Why did he shoot the woman why not the one breaking the door down?



  13. William Cottrell on January 3, 2023 at 1:15 am

    Murderer



  14. Florin Bodnariuc on January 3, 2023 at 1:16 am

    But why did you choose to shoot a woman and why lethality???



  15. romano020 on January 3, 2023 at 1:18 am

    Disgusting how he celebrates the killing of veteran Ashli Babbitt!



  16. Peter Burbank on January 3, 2023 at 1:19 am

    Stand Your Ground



  17. Southpaw933 J on January 3, 2023 at 1:20 am

    This man is a true hero .



  18. Leo Q on January 3, 2023 at 1:23 am

    That’s why I say hey Man Nice shot. Nice shot man 👌



  19. Linda Crelin on January 3, 2023 at 1:23 am

    all you trumpers who think this was murder, I ask you………if someone smashed thru your front door/window, would you shoot to protect yourself or serve the intruder tea and cookies??????



  20. David Joseph on January 3, 2023 at 1:26 am

    She broke the law she trespass end of story.



  21. Witch One on January 3, 2023 at 1:28 am

    He’s a brave man. He had no choice and did the right thing. She put herself there and was in front of a rioting mob. I’m not sure what she thought would happen but she was warned. I am with you Officer Byrd and your shot was accurate. Lesson learned, hopefully.



  22. BobbyDuke on January 3, 2023 at 1:29 am

    He is a cold blooded MURDERER!!!



  23. Ivan Arciniegas on January 3, 2023 at 1:29 am

    hero



  24. Mnpo on January 3, 2023 at 1:30 am

    Nice shootin’ Tex.



  25. Fxck Racism on January 3, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Massacred an unarmed protestor. Protestors can not be murdered only massacred.



  26. #Danthedrivingman on January 3, 2023 at 1:33 am

    I’m n my city of St. Louis city, there have been thousands of murders, here, and now with the movement to get rid of the police, my friend who was stabbed to DEATH 38, times in his own, has no 1 in what’s left of our local elected government, the prosecution, who will willingly or some times even show up to prosecute a 1st degree Murder case; indicated twice by a Grand jury here, THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICA are
    HERE!



  27. Old Nick on January 3, 2023 at 1:34 am

    He’s a stone cold murderer.



  28. Andres NoneYa on January 3, 2023 at 1:35 am

    Thank you patriot 🫡



  29. BobbyDuke on January 3, 2023 at 1:40 am

    Anyone that supports this man is a disgracve to the country that is supposed to stand for Truth, Justice, and the American way. You leftists are PURE EVIL YOU LOVE HATE AND MURDER. CHAOS IS YOUR COMFORT. YOU WILL GET SO MUCH OF WHAT YOU LOVE, IT WILL COME OUT YOUR NOSE. THE LORD OF HOSTS WILL NOT BE MOCKED!!!!



  30. Yes you are correct, but on January 3, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Do you think anyone would have entered that window if they would have fired warning shots?



  31. Trevin Wolverine on January 3, 2023 at 1:42 am

    I come back to this every so often to remind myself that patriotism doesn’t stop bullets



  32. Grove Street Member on January 3, 2023 at 1:43 am

    This guy murdered a veteran



  33. David Lohman on January 3, 2023 at 1:44 am

    AS A FORMER USCP. OFFICER, THIS OFFICER WAS NOT TRAINED TO USE HIS FIREARM AS A DETTERANT, WHICH HE OBVIOUSLY AND ADMITTINGLEY DID. i WOULD BET HE BARELY QUALIFIED DURING INITIAL FIREARMS TRAINING WHICH WAS PROBABLY AT LEAST 15 YEARS PRIOR TO THIS INCIDENT. WOULD ALSO BET HIS YEARLY QUALIFICATIONS WERE BARELY PASSED. HIM MAKING RANK OF LT. IS ALSO INDICATION OF POLITICS PLAYING A HUGE PART IN HIS POSITION. SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO PROTECTIVE DETAIL. WHICH HE WAS DOING. WHY HE IS STILL EMPLOYED AND EXONERATED BY HIGHER UPS IS TOTALLY POLITICAL. IT WOULD BE A TRAVESTY IF THIS OFFICER WAS AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL METAL FOR KILLING ASHLEY BABBITT BUT HE PROBABLY WAS. IF ANY OFFICER SHOULD BE CONVICTED OF MURDER AND BE IN JAIL. THIS IS PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW POLITICS PLAYS ON CAPITOL HILL. SICKENING.



  34. P C on January 3, 2023 at 1:45 am

    "He is bonded by oath to protect the Congress members, which are behind that door. You don’t need to give a "verbal warning" at that point of threat.. Also, his gun was drawn for awhile, visible.. they decided to challenge his bonded oath. This is literally a Domestic Terrorist in every way, they had trespassed into the Capitol, which was fully barricaded.. and Babbitt was actively drumming up the Mob.. the whole time while they tried to break into that barricaded door. She decided to jump into that side window to break through the last barricade to actual House members… This guy Tayler is crazy.



  35. Jose Pena on January 3, 2023 at 1:45 am

    It’s unfortunate the insurrectionists died, she should have never left her children and her family, but props to the officer for standing his ground and defending the capitol building of the United States of America! True patriot!
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    That is how all insurrectionists must be treated when officers are defending the United States of America!



  36. jman000011 on January 3, 2023 at 1:45 am

    riot was a set up. Not 1 rioter discharged or used a firearm. Capital police and “ others” removed barricades before the riot started.. this hearing is a disgrace. Look at the crashing economy



  37. #Danthedrivingman on January 3, 2023 at 1:46 am

    So why for 8 months, will homes and businesses were being burned, looted, and destroyed, did these national/ Federal/ STATE, county and city? Authorities, allow Americans livelihoods, places of commerce, business, home dewllings, and places of worship, be burned, looted, to the ground? LAST DAYS OF AMERICA ARE HERE. our LIVES have 0= ZERO, no value in this country now.



  38. American Woman on January 3, 2023 at 1:46 am

    If the colors were reversed it would be a different story.



  39. donster vintage on January 3, 2023 at 1:46 am

    Reading between the lines he meant to say, “I know based on my training that depositing lead into an unarmed female who posed NO threat was appropriate.”

    I’m grateful that the cop was black & the dead female was white. Had it been the opposite, HE would be going to jail, Democrat politicians would have incited violence & the country, as it did during the Fentanyl Floyd riots, would have burned from the Atlantic to the Pacific.



  40. I'm the keeper of the cheese on January 3, 2023 at 1:47 am

    Thank you!



  41. Brandi Newland on January 3, 2023 at 1:47 am

    But yet he’s the only one who “did his job” that day



  42. Path Finder777 on January 3, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Good job officer!!!!



  43. john smith on January 3, 2023 at 1:49 am

    He was happy he murdered a white woman



  44. DankestStorm on January 3, 2023 at 1:50 am

    Of course it has to be a black man.



  45. Angel on January 3, 2023 at 1:50 am

    What’s even more sad is that people were sending him death threats and claiming that she was unjustly murdered. Because he’s black and she was white. It was clear there was a gun. You can hear someone yelling it in the video. He was warning her to stay back.

    He made the hard choice here. If he hadn’t done what he did, many more people would’ve stormed pass him. There were people back there hiding for their lives in fear. There were reports of officers down broadcasting all over the radios. All he knew is that the crowd was dangerous.



  46. AJD on January 3, 2023 at 1:51 am

    All of them should have gotten that same treatment. I wonder what was going through her head as she laid there bleeding out. Pathetic waste of oxygen got what she deserved. And all for a grifter billionaire who doesn’t know who she is and doesn’t care about any of them.



  47. OmniMale on January 3, 2023 at 1:53 am

    Here the thing, the house had the VP and the speaker there at that time. That is the 2nd and 3rd person in line for the office of POTUS. Literally the heads of state. Meanwhile people are running around shouting for VP and speaker. It was a good shot.



  48. Ampz55 on January 3, 2023 at 1:54 am

    Call her what she actually is. A domestic terrorist.



  49. Holly B on January 3, 2023 at 1:56 am

    This man did his job. It’s a shame that Ashli Babbitt went off the deep end with her Qanon/MAGA Bullsh&t.