Family: 15-year-old girl shot, killed by police in Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2021

Police arriving at the home encountered a chaotic scene of several people on the front lawn of a dwelling where the female youth, seen brandishing what appeared to be knife, was charging toward another female who fell backwards, the video showed. "This stuff just never ends". The chief said he "would be taken off the street" pending an investigation.

Woods said at the news conference late on Tuesday that full body-camera footage of the incident was not shown because of a public records process that requires officials to blur the faces of juveniles on video.

The teenager immediately collapses against the parked auto and onto the ground, and the weapon, which appears to be a kitchen-style knife, is seen lying on the pavement near her as an officer crouches at her side to render medical aid. The caller reported a female was trying to stab them, then the caller hung up.

Franklin County Children's Services confirmed on Tuesday night that the girl killed was 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant and that she was in foster care and in the custody of Children's Services. Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by a police officer in southeast Columbus Tuesday after officers were called to her home just after 4:30 p.m. for a disturbance.

Ginther and other Columbus officials vowed to release more information "as soon as it becomes available" and appealed to residents to "remain calm" as state law enforcement worked the case. "Get down!" before she appears to lunge at a second girl with the knife, according to the video.

"She could be my grandchild", said Pettus.

Di mata happun minutes before dem bin find Derek Chauvin, a former police officer guilty ova di death of George Floyd. The shooting took place a short time later, according to police. No matter the circumstances, that family is in agony. He said, "Our city deserves answers".

Releasing police body-camera video of Tuesday's shooting in Ohio's capital hours later, the interim Columbus police chief, Michael Woods, said officers involved there were answering an emergency-911 call from someone who reported an attempted stabbing.

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.

News of the police shooting also drew protesters to the Columbus Police Department headquarters, where many chanted for Bryant's name to be called. Four gunshots are then heard.

The bodycam footage shows that, as soon as police pulled up, a young female tackles another female to the ground and had what appeared to be a knife in her hand.

The officer who opened fire was not identified. But things changed quickly, she said. "We know we can't provide every answer, but it's important that we can answer some questions tonight".

"The neighbourhood has definitely went through its changes, but nothing like this", Shepherd said of the shooting.