Openly gay Capitol Police Officer Crystal was among the five people wounded in this week's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. IL resident James Hodgkinson, 66, opened fire from behind the fence along the third base line.
President Donald Trump praised Bailey and Griner in a video message that played before the start of the game.
Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but his vital signs have "stabilized" two days after being shot during a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, hospital officials announced Friday. Rand Paul told MSNBC. "In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield". After trotting around the warning track to the first base dugout, the horse delivered that ball to Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's Chief Baseball Officer.
"Capitol Hill police immediately began to return fire", Barton said, choking up. "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle".
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However, when asked who he would pick from players still in the league, the former MVP said he that he has to think about it. James already has three Olympic medals at home - a bronze from 2004 and gold medals from 2008 and 2012.
Both officers fatally shot Hodgkinson in the gun battle.
Paul said Scalise's security detail exchanged fire with the active shooter.
"Had they not been there it would have been a massacre", he added.
The three Capitol Police officers who were injured have been identified as David Bailey, Henry Cabrera and Krystal Griner, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident.
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He was always rational. "I have never said life sucks, only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in one letter. His Facebook page included rhetoric against President Donald Trump , including a post reading: "Trump is a Traitor".
Bailey loves traveling, going to the gym and putting Heinz ketchup on everything, Adams Jones and fraternity brother Leonardo Williams said.
A lone gunman opened fire during the early morning on a group who were practicing on the field. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sought safety. Casey Adams Jones met Bailey while he was a student there and said in an interview Thursday that they've become close friends in the 10 years since. "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around".
President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans are hailing two Black Capitol Hill police officers as heroes after the officers risked their lives to take down an IL gunman. Both are expected to survive.
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The bullet tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said. The gunman was taken into custody and later died of his injuries.