Woods added, “Officers attempted life-saving measures almost immediately after the shots were fired,”
Chaos can be heard in the background of the first 911 call. “Get here now!” yells a female to the dispatcher, “We got…girls here trying to fight us, trying to stab us, trying to put her hands on our grandma. We need a police officer here now.”
The Columbus Division of Police have confirmed that it was officer Nicholas Reardon, that shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. I’ll have more updates from the press conference at 4 on @SpectrumNews1OHhttps://t.co/8r2xtL7Zvs
His age is unknown. Ma’Khia Bryant was 16 years old.
Cop Who Killed Ma’Khia Bryant Full Details
According to The Daily Beast, Ma’khia’s aunt, Hazel Bryant, said her niece called the police because she was being harassed by someone at the foster home where she lived.
Her niece got into an argument with someone else who lived at the same house, she told The Columbus Dispatch. The Columbus Dispatch states that Hazel said Ma’khia had a knife and that after dropping it, she was shot several times. Bryant said, “She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street,”
Paula Bryant, Ma’khia’s mother, described her as a “good girl” who was on the honor roll at school. Paula Bryant told WBNS, “She was a very loving, peaceful little girl,”
She added, “Ma’Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”
“That’s something that I want to always be remembered.”
According to WSYX, police responded to news of an alleged stabbing.
A victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition but died shortly after 5.30 p.m. The victim was originally identified as a 15-year-old black female on social media.
A video posted to social media purportedly showed an individual lying on the ground while police officers stood nearby. The victim’s identity was not confirmed by the Columbus Police Department, which did not respond to The Sun’s request for information.
The shooting is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Protesters gathered in the city shortly after learning of the incident.
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 at the time of the shooting.