Trump fan, 53, found dead in basement just days after being arrested at Capitol riot
A Donald Trump supporter was found dead in his basement following a suspected suicide, days after getting arrested during the US Capitol riot.
The body of Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was discovered by his wife at their home in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday morning.
She said there was "blood everywhere" during a distressed 911 call, telling the call operator she was searching for a gun.
"My husband is dead," she added, according to a police report seen by The Sun.
Mr Georgia died from a gunshot wound, the medical examiner’s office told NBC affiliate 11Alive and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dad Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found dead in the basement by his wife, having been charged by police in relation to the violent Capitol riots
Two semi-automatic SKS rifles were removed from the property by officers.
Mr Georgia had been charged for his involvement in the chaotic attack on the Washington government building last Wednesday.
Court documents describe how Georgia had stayed out past the 6pm curfew in Washington, imposed by local law enforcement in reaction to the riot.
He faced a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
He is understood to have been a regional portfolio manager at North Carolina banking firm BB&T, having previously made a living selling hairpieces.
Paying tribute, neighbour Jace Carreras told The Sun he was a "loving father" and "I never heard him speak badly to anyone about anyone."
A total of five people died during the riot after hundreds of President Trump supporters descended on the Government building in protest at Congress naming Joe Biden as the new leader.
US Capitol Police announced on Friday Officer Brian Sicknick, 42, died of injuries suffered during clashes.