GRAPHIC bodycamera footage of the police-involved shooting that left a 16-year-old girl dead in Ohio showed a girl was shot just seconds after cops arrived on-scene.
Graphic video showed the girl – who has been identified by family as Ma’Khia Bryant, 16 – being shot multiple times amid an altercation with two other females.
Graphic video showed a female was shot just seconds after cops arrived on-scene
Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family said
Hazel Bryant is seen after her niece, Ma’khia Bryant, was fatally shot by a cop on Tuesday
The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead
Protestors immediately gathered after word of the police-involved shooting emerged
Black Lives Matter demonstrators are seen at the corner of Legion Lane in Columbus, near where Ma’khia was fatally shot
Police bodycamera video showed two females in an altercation, as one was thrown to the ground.
The female who was standing appeared to have an object in her hand – which police said was a knife – and moved toward against a vehicle with another female.
As the females moved toward the vehicle and the girl who cops say had the knife raised her arm, the officer pulled out his gun and fired multiple shots.
The female then collapsed on the ground.
A police spokesperson said at a press conference that officers administered immediate CPR and aid “as per policy.”
Video footage, however, showed police standing nearby for a short time before moving toward the female who was shot.
Police said they responded disturbance call of a person trying to stab them around 4.32pm, and arrived on-scene at 4:44.
Officials are holding a press conference at 10:30pm, WBNS reported.
Police bodycam footage of the incidents.
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 claimed
Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shot
Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shot
Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl’s death emerged
Video shared on social media showed a body on the ground
A cop stood nearby where the person lay on the ground
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.
Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim’s identity
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.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting
“I’m asking for residents to remain calm and allow BCI to gather the facts.”
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 Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
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