Ma’Khia Bryant: Police fatally shoot teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio

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Officers had responded to an attempted stabbing call when police shot the girl at about 4.45pm local time, police said.

Authorities have confirmed that the victim was shot by an officer and transported to Mount Carmel East hospital in critical condition but died from their injuries.

Meanwhile, Attorney Crump has yet to explain his inflammatory and untruthful remarks, or apologize for spreading falsehoods via social media to the American public; despite his claim that the suspect was "unarmed" - she was clearly armed with a knife, as the police video clearly shows. The decision to swiftly release the video was a departure from protocol as the force faces huge scrutiny from the public following a series of recent high-profile police killings that have led to clashes.

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.

Columbus Police showed the video a second time in slow motion during Tuesday night's news conference.

A black-handled blade resembling a kitchen knife or steak knife appeared to be lying on the sidewalk next to her immediately after she was shot and fell, the report said.

Some reports said she was 15 and others said 16.

The graphic footage shows Ma'Khia Bryant wielding a knife.

The shooting happened some 25 minutes before a judge read the verdict convicting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in the killing of Mr Floyd. It quickly drew at least a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters to the scene, WBNS News reported.

Protesters march in downtown Columbus yesterday. "We do not know all of the details", he tweeted. Mayor Ginther noted how the officer took action during this unfortunate incident to protect someone: "The City of Columbus lost a fifteen year old girl today".

Columbus Fire medics were cleared to come into the scene at 4:46 p.m., police said.

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The girl with the knife then charges at another female who's pinned against a vehicle, the outlet said.

The teen was not identified by police as they reach out to notify relatives.

Police held a press conference late Tuesday where they showed body camera footage of the incident. After shoving one girl to the ground, she then turned and advanced on another girl who was standing near a parked vehicle.

As the officer approaches her, a knife can be seen close to her.

Hazel Bryant told The Dispatch that she is the aunt of Ma'Khia Bryant.

Before di police officer (wey dem neva release im name) enta di group tell dem make dem "get down" come shoot im gun plenti times wey injure di girl and lead to her death. The video ends as officers on scene began to treat the girl.

"As I said earlier, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting the criminal investigation into this incident".

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

"We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available", he continued.

Woods said the department must follow the OH law on public records before it can share the full video.

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