Medical examiner: Capitol Police officer died due to blunt force head injuries

Medical examiner: Capitol Police officer died due to blunt force head injuries
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A  Washington, D.C., medical examiner said Thursday that Capitol Police officer William “Billy” Evans died from multiple blunt force injuries after a car rammed into a barrier at the U.S. Capitol.

According to The Washington Post, Evans’s death was ruled a homicide by the examiner.

The suspect in the car attack, 25-year-old Noah Green, was shot and killed by police after he exited the car and allegedly lunged at police with a knife.


Evans, 41, died last Friday shortly after the attack. 

Another Capitol Police officer who was struck in the car attack was injured, but has since left the hospital.

Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force, is the most recent Capitol Police officer to die this year following Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Officers Howard Liebengood and Jeffrey Smith both took their lives shortly after the Jan. 6 attack.

Evans will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on April 13. He will be the sixth person to lie in honor in the Rotunda and the second Capitol Police officer this year after Sicknick was given the same tribute in February.

Evans's family released a statement on Tuesday honoring him.

“Billy was the best father, son, brother, and friend anyone could ever hope for,” his family said. "Billy was proud to be a United States Capitol Police Officer. His colleagues from the North Barricade were the people he spent so many hours with, and their friendship was one of the best parts of his job."