Mr Evans was killed when a automobile rammed him and one other officer right into a barricade on Friday. Capitol Police stated the opposite officer is in a “secure and non-threatening situation.”
The killer was shot after exiting the automobile and lunging at officers, police stated.
The suspect later died at a close-by hospital.
Police additionally stated the person was not on any watch lists and gave the impression to be appearing alone.
In an announcement, President Joe Biden and First Girl Jill stated they’re “heartbroken.”
In response to the assault, the president ordered flags on the White Home be lowered to half-staff and is being briefed on the investigation.
Appearing US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman named the officer as William Evans. She stated: “It’s with profound unhappiness that I share the information of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from accidents he sustained following an assault on the North Barricade by a lone assailant.
“Officer Evans had been a member of the USA Capitol Police for 18 years.
“He started his USCP service on March 7, 2003, and was a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.
“Whether or not the assault was at regulation enforcement, or whoever, we have now a accountability to unravel it and we’ll do this.”