Ohio shooting: Columbus police shoot dead black teenage girl

A screenshot from the police body camera footage of the shooting of Makiyah Bryant by police

Columbus Police Department Releases Body Camera Footage of'Makiyah Bryant Shooting by Police

Police in the USA state of OH fatally shot a Black teenager who appeared to be lunging at another person with a knife, less than an hour before former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. It needs to be released immediately, but under no circumstances should a cop shoot a 15-year-old child knife or no knife.

"But another young girl will still not be coming home tonight", he said.

"It's just so ironic", he said.

"We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available", he continued.

A police officer then opened fire on the youth as she collapsed against a vehicle parked in the driveway.

A black teenage girl was shot dead by police on Tuesday just as a guilty verdict was returned in the case of the officer who killed George Floyd.

Paula Bryant told 10TV that the victim was her 16-year-old daughter, "a very loving, peaceful little girl". The officer shouts several times to get down. There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. He also noted that per the department's policy, officers can use deadly force to protect themselves or a third party.

The shooting struck a raw nerve as Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd came to an end and leaders ranging from the Minnesota Attorney General to President Biden emphasized the need for broader police reform and restored trust between law enforcement and their communities. "We felt transparency in sharing this footage, as incomplete as it is at this time" was critical, he said, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

"This is not all right".

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther called it a tragic day for the city.

Police responded to a 4:32 p.m. call indicating "females were there trying to stab them and put their hands on them", Columbus Interim Police Chief Michael Woods said Tuesday night. Hundreds of protesters pushed past police barriers outside the headquarters and approached officers as city officials were showing the bodycam video inside. One is performing chest compressions.

Police did not identify the girl or her age Tuesday.

Graham didn't know the girl well, he said, but had seen her walk by his place several times.

In another video broadcast from the scene, one of the officers yells back: "Blue lives matter". "We know we can't provide every answer, but it's important that we can answer some questions tonight".

Less than three weeks before Hill was killed, a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr.in Columbus. "But you couldn't even enjoy that", Shepherd said.

The ABC 6 report said protesters chanted, "say her name" as they marched in the city.

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