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Columbus PD Shoot 15-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant Four Times In The Chest Killing Her After She Called Them For Help

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15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant called the police because she needed help. She subsequently lost her life.

What We Know:

  • The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal police shooting in South Columbus. Family members have identified 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as the victim.  Police were called to the 3000 block of Legion Lane just before 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of an attempted stabbing.
  • Citizens on the ground say Makiyah Bryant called the police for help, it’s alleged that she had a knife in her possession.  Bryant was taken to Mt. Carmel East in critical condition but was pronounced dead just before 5:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said body-worn camera footage will be reviewed as soon as possible. Ginther is asking residents to remain calm and to allow BCI to investigate.  Ginther who called Bryant a “young woman” is under fire for mischaracterizing her, a common practice used to criminalize Black victims after a police crime. Citizens are outraged.

 

  • This shooting happened just before the verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin trial.  Chauvin was found guilty of the death of George Floyd last May.  Floyd’s death sparked protests around the world, including in Columbus.

  • Following the shooting, a crowd gathered at the scene, many were saying “enough is enough” and asking if the officers involved were wearing body cameras.
  • Bodycam footage was released by the city of Columbus. This footage is very graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

This is a developing story.  It will be updated with information as available.

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