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Columbus police releases bodycam that shows teen attempting to stab two women


Columbus police have released bodycam footage showing the officer shooting of 15-year-old Makhia Bryant, who was fatally gunned down just moments before Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for the 2020 murder of George Floyd. 

In an attempt to show more transparency and ease tensions as Black Lives Matter protesters descended on the scene, the police department released footage that appears to show the teen run out of her home with a knife. 

Bryant can be seen with a knife as she storms out of the home and towards another woman, with the woman falling backwards. 

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Columbus police have released bodycam footage that appears to show 15-year-old Makhia Bryant with a knife right before she was gunned down by police

The teen turns her attention towards another woman at the scene and runs towards her as the officer opens fire, sending her to the ground. 

People can immediately be heard screaming in shock and horror as the scene unfolds.   

Officers could be seen looking over Bryant’s body in the footage. 

Columbus Police said earlier on Tuesday that one person was killed in the officer-involved shooting that took place on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, in the afternoon. 

Bryant can be seen with a knife as she storms out of the home and towards another woman, with the woman falling backwards. She storms off to another woman as the first woman is kicked in the head by a man

Bryant can be seen with a knife as she storms out of the home and towards another woman, with the woman falling backwards. She storms off to another woman as the first woman is kicked in the head by a man

The teen turns her attention towards another woman at the scene and runs towards her as the officer opens fire

The teen turns her attention towards another woman at the scene and runs towards her as the officer opens fire

As Bryant falls to the ground, the person she was after runs from the gunfire

As Bryant falls to the ground, the person she was after runs from the gunfire

Makhia Bryant – identified by her mother on social media – was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 5.21pm, WCMH reports. 

‘She was a good kid. She was loving,’ Hazel Bryant, the girl’s aunt, told reporters on the street. ‘She was 15 years old. She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street.’ 

Police had been responding to a report of a stabbing before the fatal shooting. A witness said Makhia, who Hazel Bryant said lived in a foster home, got into an altercation with another resident of the home and was armed with the knife to defend herself when police arrived. 

Officers could be seen looking over Bryant's body in the footage

Officers could be seen looking over Bryant’s body in the footage

Columbus Police said that one person was killed in the officer-involved shooting that took place on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon

A woman at the scene - identified on Facebook as Shonnell Kelley - shared a series of videos from the shooting, including one of the officer who allegedly shot the teen

Columbus Police said that one person was killed in the officer-involved shooting that took place on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon. A woman at the scene – identified on Facebook as Shonnell Kelley – shared a series of videos from the shooting, including one of the officer who allegedly shot the teen

Makhia Bryant - identified by her mother on social media - was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 5.21pm

Makhia Bryant – identified by her mother on social media – was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 5.21pm

Authorities said they had been responding to an initial stabbing call at around 4.30pm. The shots fire call was made just 15 minutes later

Authorities said they had been responding to an initial stabbing call at around 4.30pm. The shots fire call was made just 15 minutes later

Authorities said they responded to the initial stabbing call at around 4.30pm. The shots fired call was made just 15 minutes later. 

Columbus Police have requested Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation to respond to the scene and investigate the shooting. 

Protesters soon convened at the crime scene and soon called for action after witnesses described what led to the shooting. Several could be seen praying over the scene while others screamed at the police for the shooting taking place just moments after the verdict for former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin was read. 

'She was a good kid. She was loving,' Hazel Bryant, the girl's aunt (left), told reporters on the street. 'She was 15 years old. She didn't deserve to die like a dog in the street'

‘She was a good kid. She was loving,’ Hazel Bryant, the girl’s aunt (left), told reporters on the street. ‘She was 15 years old. She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street’

Authorities had been responding to an initial stabbing call at around 4.30pm. The shots fired call was made just 15 minutes later

Authorities had been responding to an initial stabbing call at around 4.30pm. The shots fired call was made just 15 minutes later

A man can be seen holding a 'Black Lives Matter' sign at the scene where Makhia was fatally gunned down

A man can be seen holding a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign at the scene where Makhia was fatally gunned down

A woman at the scene – identified on Facebook as Shonnell Kelley – shared a series of videos from the shooting, including one of the officer who allegedly shot the teen.

‘This is the racist a*s b***h, that shot this poor f*****g girl,’ she said in one clip, showing the officer and just part of the girl’s body. ‘I’m not going to put this sh*t on camera but he shot this f*****g girl, talking about she is trying to stab him. Da f**k, this is somebody’s f****g daughter. B***h!’

Kelley shared in the post that the teen had the knife because ‘somebody tried to jump her’ and added that she was the one who called for help. 

According to Kelley, the cop ‘didn’t tell her to put it down didn’t ask questions or nothing.’ 

Hazel Bryant said Makhia dropped the knife before she was shot dead.

10TV reports that Makhia called police because the girls were fighting in front of her house. 

'This is the racist a*s b***h, that shot this poor f*****g girl,' Kelley said in one clip, showing the officer and just part of the girl's body

'I'm not going to put this sh*t on camera but he shot this f*****g girl, talking about she is trying to stab him. Da f**k, this is somebody's f****g daughter. B***h!'

‘This is the racist a*s b***h, that shot this poor f*****g girl,’ Kelley said in one clip, showing the officer and just part of the girl’s body. ‘I’m not going to put this sh*t on camera but he shot this f*****g girl, talking about she is trying to stab him. Da f**k, this is somebody’s f****g daughter. B***h!’

More footage from the scene shows paramedics coming to retrieve the teen and take her to a local hospital, where she died

More footage from the scene shows paramedics coming to retrieve the teen and take her to a local hospital, where she died

Protesters soon convened at the crime scene and soon called for action after witnesses described what led to the shooting

Protesters soon convened at the crime scene and soon called for action after witnesses described what led to the shooting

Hazel Bryant talks to the media after her niece, 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant, was fatally shot by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio

Hazel Bryant talks to the media after her niece, 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant, was fatally shot by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio

A woman reacts to the shooting in Columbus

A woman reacts to the shooting in Columbus

Authorities have not provided any additional information but Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther added that there is ‘body-worn camera footage of the incident.’

‘This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details,’ he said on Twitter. ‘There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible,’ he said in a statement released on Twitter.

‘BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation as they do with all CPD-involved shootings. 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.’

Authorities have not provided any additional information but Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther added that there is 'body-worn camera footage of the incident'

Authorities have not provided any additional information but Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther added that there is ‘body-worn camera footage of the incident’

The mayor asked for residents to 'remain calm' and allow the state's  Bureau of Criminal Investigation to look into the case

The mayor asked for residents to ‘remain calm’ and allow the state’s  Bureau of Criminal Investigation to look into the case





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