Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, is believed to have taken his own life after the Capitol riots (Image: REUTERS)
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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.
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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.
Five people were killed during the chaos, including a police officer
Rioters gained entry into the government building and began trashing and looting from offices
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."
President Donald Trump has refused to take any responsibility for the riot
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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.
He died on Thursday after reportedly having been hit over the head by a fire extinguisher during the riots.
Air Force veteran and Trump fanatic Ashli Babbitt, 35, was shot dead by police after allegedly failing to heed calls to get back inside the complex.
Fellow rioters Kevin Greeson, 55, Benjamin Phillips, 50 and Roseanne Boyland, 34, all died due to "medical reasons", according to police.
While a second officer is understood to have taken his own life in the aftermath of the chaos.
Officer Howard Liebengood, 51, died while off-duty on Saturday, the force said in a statement.
It has since emerged that the FBI had warned extremists were planning for "war" the day before the storming of
Trump had encouraged attendees at a rally on Wednesday morning to head to the Capitol in protest and was later deemed to be inciting violence on social media before being banned by Twitter and Facebook.
He has since refused to take any responsibility for the attack and described efforts to impeach him as the "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics".