A Washington, D.C. coroner said Thursday that Congressional police officer William “Billy” Evans had died from multiple injuries after a vehicle hit a barrier at the US Capitol.
According to the Washington Post, Evans’ death was curbed by murder investigators.
Car attack suspect Noah Green, 25, was shot dead by police after he got out of the car and was accused of having a knife charged at police.
Evans, 41, died on Friday shortly after the attack.
Another police officer who was attacked in the car was injured. But after that he was discharged from the hospital.
Evans, an 18-year veteran, is the latest in-service police officer to die this year after Brian Sicknick, who died after being injured in a riot in the state agency on Jan. 6.
Staff Howard Liebengood and Jeffrey Smith both died shortly after the Jan. 6 attack.
Evans will sleep honorably in Capitol Rotunda on April 13.He will be the sixth to sleep honorably in Rotunda and the second Congressman this year after Sicknick received the same tribute in the month. February
Evans’s family released a statement on Tuesday honoring him.
“Billy is the father, son, brother and the best friend anyone could hope for,” his family said. “Billy is proud to be a US police officer, his North Barricade colleagues are the people he spent hours together and their friendship was the best part of his job.”