A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was fatally shot by police as Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was revealed on Tuesday.
Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family saidCredit: Facebook
Graphic bodycamera footage shows a female being shot by a cop seconds after police arrived on scene
Hazel Bryant is seen after her niece, Ma’khia Bryant, was fatally shot by a cop on TuesdayCredit: Reuters
The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced deadCredit: Reuters
Protestors immediately gathered after word of the police-involved shooting emergedCredit: Reuters
Black Lives Matter demonstrators are seen at the corner of Legion Lane in Columbus, near where Ma’khia was fatally shotCredit: AP
Officials released graphic bodycamera footage of the shooting around 11pm.
Video showed a cop firing his weapon multiple times at a female as there was an altercation with two others – just seconds after arriving on-scene.
Hazel Bryant, who said she is Ma’khia’s aunt, said her niece called police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.
Hazel told The Columbus Dispatch that her niece got into an altercation with someone else who lived at the same home that she did.
She said she had a knife – and although she dropped it, Ma’khia was shot multiple times, Hazel claimed to The Columbus Dispatch.
“She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street,” Bryant said, as reported by The Daily Beast.
Ma’Khia (left) called cops because she was being abused by someone at the foster home she lived at, her aunt claimedCredit: Facebook
Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shotCredit: WTTE
Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shotCredit: WBNS
Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl’s death emergedCredit: WBNS
Video shared on social media showed a body on the groundCredit: Facebook
A cop stood nearby where the person lay on the groundCredit: Facebook
Mother Paula Bryant described her daughter as a “sweet child” who was on the honor roll at school.
“She was a very loving, peaceful little girl,” Paula Bryant told WBNS.
She added: “Ma’Kihia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”
“That’s something that I want to always be remembered.”
Police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing just before 3.45pm, WSYX reported.
A victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to the outlet.
The person was pronounced dead just before 5.30pm, WSYX reported.
Social media reports initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black female.
Video shared on social media apparently showed a person lying on the ground as police sood nearby.
The Columbus Police Department did not respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim.
Credit: Twitter/ @MayorGinther
Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim’s identityCredit: WTTE
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that details are not all known at this time, but cops were wearing body-cameras.
“This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details,” Ginther said in a tweet.
“There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation . . .
“— as they do with all CPD-involved shootings,” he continued in a separate tweet.
“We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available.
“I’m asking for residents to remain calm and allow BCI to gather the facts.”
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shootingCredit: WBNS
Officials with The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.
Shortly after word of the shooting, protesters gathered in the area.
The shooting happened just as ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.