A man accused of killing a woman who was sitting in a Capitol parking lot after a gunman opened fire on Capitol Hill has been charged with murder.
Police said Friday the 41-year-old man, who was a passenger in a white SUV that was shot by Capitol Police officers, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-yearold Jessica Elle, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her head and body.
Elle was shot twice in the head and twice in her torso at the Capitol in Washington on Friday.
The suspect fled the scene and was taken into custody about 2 a.m. by a Capitol Police officer, police said.
The man was treated and released from the hospital and is expected to be booked into jail.
Elle’s family said the shooting was a murder-suicide.
The man was identified as Robert David Scott, who lived in an apartment complex in the District, and police said he was not licensed to carry a gun.
Scott was charged Friday with one count of murder and one count each of first- and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted first-offense murder and assault on a law enforcement officer.
He is due back in court on Oct. 19.
Police say the shooting occurred around 9:30 a.mi. on Friday when a car carrying three Capitol Police cars, including a police officer, arrived at the parking lot on Capitol Drive and Capitol Hill.
A car carrying the man exited the parking area and opened fire, killing Elle and wounding two other people.
Police did not say how the suspect opened fire.
Elles family members said she was not a known threat to officers, and that she was shot because she was seated in a car, not a car that was parked on Capitol grounds.
“I’m a mom,” she said Friday.
“I didn’t do nothing wrong.
I was just sitting in the car.
I didn’t mean to do this.
I just wanted to have a good time.”
The Capitol Police and Capitol Police Homicide Unit responded to the shooting and found the woman and the man in the parking lots, according to police.
A short time later, police reported the shooting, and the suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wound wounds.
The Capitol Police were alerted to the suspect’s whereabouts and they were called to investigate, according.
The shooting remains under investigation.