The Capitol attacker, later identified as Noah Green, who rammed the barrier and two police officers outside the Capitol on Friday, exited the vehicle brandishing a knife and was fatally shot by police. In the latest update, the incident left one USCP officer dead and another injured whose current state is stable and he is no longer in a life-threatening condition.
The deceased officer was identified as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the department’s first responders unit who started his USCP service on March 7, 2003, informed Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman.
The Associated Press reported that this was the department’s second line-of-duty death as of 2021, as it continues to rebound from the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Officer Down Memorial Page also reported that Evans was the seventh officer to die in the line of service in the Capitol Police’s record.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) April 2, 2021
In his statement, Pitman wrote “Please keep Officer Evans and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Later the U.S Capitol Police shared on Twitter saying “The Evans family is asking for privacy. We hope you can respect that wish. Thank you.”
Law enforcement officials investigated and found that the perpetrator’s name was Noah Green, a 25-year-old man from Norfolk, Va. In scrutiny to clarify the perpetrator’s motive, investigators are studying his history to confirm if the man had any mental health problems.
Here is additional information from Green that Andy Ngo, author of New York Times bestseller who was able to dig up from his Facebook account.
Here is another photo of the deceased U.S. Capitol attacker (25-year-old Noah Green aka "Noah X") that I managed to save before Facebook deleted his entire profile. #NationofIslam #Capitol #CapitolHill pic.twitter.com/k0FcEWHsmx
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 2, 2021
Ngo also found out that the deceased suspect graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2020 and was a football player at his college. Disturbingly, his final post on the social media Instagram before the attack read “The US Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!”
SITE, a group that tracks online activity was able to retrieve messages that suggested Green, a follower of the Nation of Islam and its founder Louis Farrakhan was experiencing a rough time with his “spiritual journey.”
“To be honest these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher,” Green shared a now deleted message. “I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”