What we know about Ma’Khia Bryant’s deadly shooting


Columbus, Ohio – Approximately 20 minutes before the conviction is announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a Columbus police officer. Deadly shot a teenage girl..

Columbus police released a body camera footage of a 16-year-old girl’s shooting just hours after the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they received a 911 call at around 4:35 pm about the attempted puncture wound and reported that the woman hung up after trying to stab her.

Franklin County Children’s Service has identified the murdered girl as a 16-year-old Makia Briant. Protests also took place immediately at the shooting site and at the city’s police headquarters.

Here’s what we know on Wednesday:

What does the body camera image show?

A A portion of the body camera footage was released to the media on Tuesday night With an unusual decision by the city and police.

The video shows an officer approaching the driveway with a group of young people standing there. In the video, Bryant appears to be pushing or shaking a person who has fallen to the ground.

Bryant then appeared to be waving a knife at the girl in the hood of the car, and police officers fired his weapon and attacked Bryant. Brian died after a while.

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What does the police say what happened?

Police received a 911 call at 4:35 pm about the attempted stab when the caller reported that the woman was trying to stab. Officers responded to the scene and reported the shooting at 4:45 pm.

According to police, Columbus firefighters were allowed to enter the scene at 4:46 pm. Police said the injured were taken to a nearby hospital in danger and sentenced to death at 5:21 pm.

16 years old was killed

Police have not disclosed the name of the person who was shot dead, but Franklin County Children’s Services said the girl who was killed was a 16-year-old Makia Briant, she was a foster parent and was under the control of children’s services. Stated.

Hazel Bryant said her niece lived in a foster parent in Legion Lane and had a quarrel with someone else in the house.

Brian said her niece had a knife, but claimed that the girl had dropped the knife before she was shot many times by police officers.

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Who is investigating?

Status Criminal Investigation Department I am in charge of investigating the shooting. BCI is currently handling all shootings by law enforcement agencies in Columbus.

Interim Columbus police chief Michael Woods said the investigation needed to be completed to determine if the police’s actions were justified. He said the unappointed officer was on leave.

Columbus Public Security Director Ned Petas Jr. patiently urged the public for the duration of the investigation.

“She may be my grandson,” Petas said. “No matter how you look at this, it’s a tragedy.”

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Who was protesting in the field?

Immediately after the shooting, protesters with “Black Lives Matter” signs, megaphones and speakers joined the crowd behind the crime scene tapes about half a block away from the shooting scene. About 50 people had gathered by 8:30 pm on Tuesday.

Chiara Yakita, the founder of the Central Ohio Black Liberation Movement, said she wasn’t surprised by another police shooting. “Why did they kill this baby?” She asked aloud.

“We can’t celebrate anything,” KC Tainer said through the Chauvin Verdict megaphone. “… After all, what do you know, you can’t be black.”

Eight people have been killed in police shootings in Columbus since January 2020,including Andre HillLast year, an unarmed 47-year-old man was shot by a police officer who was dismissed and charged with murder, violent assault, and dereliction of duty.

How did the city authorities respond?

“Today is a tragic day in Columbus,” said Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “It’s a terrifying and tragic situation.”

At the council committee, which held a hearing on Tuesday night, when members were able to meet with candidates for a new police private review committee to investigate the use of force by police officers, the council chairman Shannon Hardin announced that there was another police shooting.

“I’m not sure what’s going on. Many sighed at the Minneapolis verdict, but for many in our community, it’s true that there is no relief. It’s not okay. It’s not okay and you can’t continue. “

She added, “When we experience and learn more, we need to remain maximally transparent, but the truth is that if we do nothing, this young baby girl will come back. No. There is nothing to stop the family from mourning. “

Contribution: Columbus dispatch.

This article was originally published in Columbus Dispatch: Columbus police shot deadly 16-year-old Makia Briant: what we know.

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