Protestors Gather In Columbus, Ohio After Teenage Girl Was Allegedly Killed By Police

Protestors Gather In Columbus, Ohio After Teenage Girl Was Allegedly Killed By Police

Roommates, local Columbus, Ohio residents are in shock tonight following the heartbreaking tragedy involving a teenage girl. According to @wbns10tv, the family of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant say that she was allegedly shot and killed by local police in Columbus, Ohio in the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road around 4:30 PM following a disturbance call.

Her family detailed the alleged circumstances surrounding the fatal incident, stating that Ma’Khia called the police for help because girls were fighting outside her home. Columbus, Ohio Police showed up and some sort of altercation ensued between them and Ma’Khia, who was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital where she was reportedly later pronounced dead.

Shortly after she was pronounced dead, the police body camera footage of the incident was released during a news conference. In the footage, it shows that the Columbus, Ohio police officer who shot Ma’Khia did so after it appears that she attempted to stab two teenage females with a knife, who are rumored to have been bullying her.

Following the heartbreaking news of her death—which occurred as people across the country were celebrating the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict—local protestors gathered outside of the Columbus Division of Police’s downtown headquarters, chanting, “say her name, Ma’Khia Bryant!”

Her mother also spoke shortly after Ma’Khia’s death saying “she was a very loving, peaceful little girl. She was an honor roll student…she promoted peace and that’s something I want to always be remembered.”

As of now, the Columbus police officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant has not been publicly identified.

 

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