THE wife of a man who was arrested at the Capitol riots called 911 to say she found him "dead" after he reportedly shot himself in the chest.
Christopher Stanton Georgia’s wife found him on Saturday morning in the basement of their home and told police there was “blood everywhere.”
A medical examiner has since ruled that the Alpharetta, Georgia, man died by suicide, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Georgia, 53, was charged last week in connection with the insurrection at the Capitol on Wednesday, according to 11-Alive.
Authorities have not yet commented on a reason why Georgia took his own life.
A police report obtained by The Sun states that Georgia’s family members were “extremely distressed” at the scene.
Georgia’s wife provided gruesome details to cops and said she was searching for a gun.
Police reportedly confiscated two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia’s home.
On the day of the Capitol riots, Georgia had stayed out past the 6pm curfew after police officers told Trump fans to leave around 7:15pm, court documents showed.
He was charged with attempting to "enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police,” the police report states.
Georgia faced a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or up to 180 days in jail.
The Trump supporter reportedly worked at the North Carolina-based banking company BB&T, as a regional portfolio manager.
Georgia apparently began working in finance after selling hairpieces in the 1990s.
His neighbor, Jace Carreras, described him as a “loving father” who “always had a smile and loved cutting his own grass.”
“I never heard him speak badly to anyone about anyone,” Carreras said.
Meanwhile, Ellen Burbage, whose daughter Lisa was once married to Georgia for less than a year, said he did not come off as political when they knew him.
"He wasn't political at all then that I remember but that was not a political time, times have changed,” Burbage said.
She added that she was “thrilled my daughter could see she had made a huge mistake,” and was “glad” to not see him again after the divorce.
"We didn't think he was the right person for her to marry, she was just out of college and I thought he was a very bad influence on her,” Burbage said.
Georgia is the sixth person reported dead since MAGA fans broke into the Capitol building to try to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
The Trump supporters who died have been identified as Ashli Babbitt, 35, Roseanne Boyland, 34, Kevin Greeson, 55, and Benjamin Phillips, 50.
Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick died after being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.
On Sunday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asked President Donald Trump for an emergency declaration, which lets the government increase powers in a specific area.
Trump on Monday issued the emergency declaration and ordered federal agencies to provide assistance to local law enforcement, amid fears of more unrest as Biden’s Inauguration Day approaches.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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