Man from Georgia arrested following US Capitol riots dies

Posted 14 days ago


Christopher Stanton Georgia died by suicide at his home on Saturday, according to the medical examiner.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Four men with Georgia ties have been arrested for making threats or taking part in last week's riot at the US Capitol.

11Alive has learned that one of them, Christopher Stanton Georgia, has since died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner said his cause of death is suicide. They said he had a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to documents from the Superior Court of DC, Georgia is charged with attempting to "enter certain property, that is, the United States Capitol Grounds, against the will of the United States Capitol Police."

Documents show that around 7:15 p.m. on the night of the riots, Georgia along with several others were outside in violation of a District-wide 6 p.m. curfew. When officers gave several warnings for the group to disperse, documents said they did not. Georgia and the group were placed under arrest as a result.... (Read more)