Ma'Khia Bryant: 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Columbus Police

Ma'Khia Bryant: 16-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Columbus Police”

Columbus, Ohio police fatally shot 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant yesterday, sparking outcry over the death of another Black person during a police shooting.

The young girl has been identified by her mother as Ma'Khia Bryant, 16.

Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by a police officer in southeast Columbus Tuesday after officers were called to her home just after 4:30 p.m. for a disturbance. Ma'Khia had a motherly nature about her.

Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods told WCMH-TV the quick release of the bodycam video is an effort to be transparent with the public. That's when the officer pulls his gun and fires four shots.

Kimberly Shepherd, 50, who has lived in the neighborhood where Tuesday's shooting took place for 17 years, said she knew the teenage victim. But things changed quickly, she said.

It's unclear, based on the footage, at what point Bryant gets ahold of the knife.

The young teen was declared dead in the officer-involved shooting just minutes before Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd promoting outrage online and in her community.

In the hours since Makiyah's death, protestors have taken to the streets to demand justice for the teen.

Ben Crump, the prominent civil rights lawyer representing the Floyd family, weighed in on Twitter: "As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting", he wrote, mourning another "child lost".

Columbus Ohio police shooting of teen girl
Hazel Washington is embraced Tuesday after addressing a crowd with her anger at the Columbus Police at the shooting of her niece

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther addressed the police shooting in a series of tweets Tuesday night, confirming the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting an independent investigation into the incident. "Officers were dispatched at 4:36 [p.m.] and arrived at 4:44 [p.m.]".

Woods said, "The information was there a caller said females were there trying to stab them and put their hands on them, dispatchers tried to obtain information about weapons but were unable to gather that information".

While protesters gathered outside the Columbus police department, people in Bryant's neighborhood witnessed the aftermath of the shooting.

The video shows an officer approaching a driveway with a group of young people standing there. The suspect began attacking her and raised a knife toward the second victim's face-the officer shot the suspect who appeared to be stabbing the second victim.

A man immediately yells at the officer, "You didn't have to shoot her!"

Bryant had reportedly called emergency services because older kids had threatened her with assault.

The officer then tells two other policemen on the scene that Bryant had a knife and was "coming at" the second girl. "Tonight we pray for this family, we pray for this city, and we pray for our neighbours", Ginther said. Around them, several more officers tape off the area as family and neighbors cry. Many other critics online questioned why police used deadly force against Bryant, contrasting that with the way Kyle Rittenhouse and Dylann Roof were treated.

He would not say whether the officer violated the department's standards or use of force rules.

Watch the press conference and body camera video above. But they noted the footage they shared with the media had been edited and was incomplete.

More news: Medical examiner: Capitol officer died of natural causes

Like this



21 April 2021
DA Fitzpatrick: Derek Chauvin trial ‘changed the narrative about policing in America’
The legislation, which awaits Senate action, would overhaul standards for police tactics and conduct at the federal level. "I mean, I'm feeling tears of joy, so emotional that no family in history ever got this far", said Mr Floyd to MSNBC.

21 April 2021
Black Ohio girl shot dead by police answering 911 call
The video also shows how the suspect then turned toward a second female victim. "It's a tragic day in the city of Columbus". The shooting took place a short time later, according to police. "Why did they kill this baby?" she asked aloud.

21 April 2021
United Kingdom study on catching virus again
Their study will also look at the response of the immune system after getting reinfected with SARS-CoV-2. Thereafter, the researchers will examine the participants in a quarantine unit for a minimum of 17 days.

20 April 2021
What will happen if Derek Chauvin is acquitted?
Shultz said the defense , which called only seven witnesses, "may be hoping to persuade just one juror to get a hung jury". The jury of six white people and six people who are Black or multiracial was set for its first full day of deliberations.

20 April 2021
Chad president Idriss Deby Itno dies in fight against rebels, military says
Britain also urged its nationals to leave, although France said in an advisory that there was no specific threat to the capital. The army announced on Tuesday in a radio broadcast that the four-star general will replace his father.

20 April 2021
Former US vice president Walter Mondale dies
Later he served as both the U.S. ambassador to Japan and the envoy to Indonesia under former President Bill Clinton . Walter Mondale speaks in an interview in Minneapolis in 2011.

20 April 2021
Northern Health Region adds 43 new cases, COVID-19 flight exposure
Meanwhile, at the end of this week, BC Ferries will stop accepting bookings for recreational vehicles like campers and trailers. Doctor Henry says the provincial curve is slowly trending downwards, meaning the measures are beginning to have an effect.

20 April 2021
Joyful scenes as Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens up
More than half a million New Zealand-born people live in Australia, just over 2% of Australia's population of near 26 million. She said it is still possible to get COVID-19, but "it won't make you almost as sick and less likely to get really unwell".

19 April 2021
Police identify suspect in Texas shooting
The area where officers responded includes a strip mall and several retail stores with a large apartment complex behind it. The newspaper also reports that Broderick's wife filed for a protective order and divorce shortly after his arrest.

19 April 2021
Changes to Ontario's new restrictions could be coming soon
The Ontario government is expected on Tuesday to lower the age threshold to get an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination from 55 to 40. Decision comes hours after Health Minister Patty Hajdu said there's no reason the vaccine can't be given to anyone 18 and older.