Christopher Stanton Georgia, a 53-year-old accused of participating in the U.S. Capitol riot, was found dead in his home from what the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office concluded was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

According to reports, the Georgia native was found dead in his basement after cops responded to his wife's 911 call. Two semi-automatic SKS rifles were recovered from his home after officers arrived.

After being arrested for curfew violation and unlawful entry during the Capitol riots, people tweeted Georgia's employer and identified him as a participant. He had a court appearance the day after the riot and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

According to court documents, Georgia stayed out past the 6 P.M. citywide curfew after officers instructed him and others to leave around 7:15 P.M. Georgia faced a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Source: The Sun