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Man arrested over Capitol insurrection kills himself

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • A man who was arrested for participating in the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6 has killed himself on the morning of January 9.
  • The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death as suicide by a gunshot wound to the chest.
  • Georgia was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with unlawful entry and district curfew violation.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, a 53-year-old man from Alpharetta, Georgia, has killed himself on Saturday after facing charges over the U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6.

A report from the Daily Mail cited documents that showed a 911 call on the morning of January 9 by Georgia’s wife, who informed responders that there was “blood everywhere.”

Alpharetta police officers found Georgia’s body in the basement of his house in a subdivision near Brierfield and Mid Broadwell roads. The officers also found two semi-automatic SKS rifles at the house.

According to the police report obtained by The Sun, Georgia’s family members were “extremely distressed” at the scene.

M. Ruffin, an investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, stated that Georgia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest.

According to court documents, Georgia was seen around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday night in clear violation of the District-wide 6 p.m. curfew. He and several others in his group were arrested by the Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C. when they ignored several police warnings to disperse.

Georgia was charged with attempting to “enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police” while violating the city’s 6 p.m. curfew.

He was facing a maximum penalty of up to 180 days imprisonment and/or a $1000 fine.

According to D.C. Superior Court records, he pleaded not guilty on Thursday. His involvement in the Capitol insurrection was reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Friday editions.

His family members and his attorney, Marnitta King, declined to comment.

Georgia was part of a group of Peach State residents who traveled to Washington on Wednesday. Several of the hundreds who stormed the U.S. Capitol have been identified by online sleuths, including former Georgia resident Eric Munchel, Americus lawyer McCall Calhoun, and Savannah QAnon adherent Dominic Box.

“Hundreds” more arrests are to be expected in the coming days, promised Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin.

 

Sources: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Sun

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