Ma’Khia Bryant shooting latest updates – Black girl, 16, shot dead by white cop seconds after he saw her holding knife

A BLACK 16-year-old girl was fatally shot by police as Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict was revealed on Tuesday.

The teen, named by family as Ma'khia Bryant, was killed by a cop in Ohio moments before Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Graphic bodycam footage of the shooting was last night released by officials.

Cops say they were called to the scene by a person who said someone was trying to stab them at 4.32pm, with officers arriving on scene minutes later at 4.44pm

Video showed two girls arguing before a cop shouted "Get down" and began firing his weapon multiple times at one of them – just seconds after arriving on-scene.

Cops have yet to reveal the victim's identity – but she was identified by family as 16-year-old Ma'khia Bryant, WBNS reported.

Read our Ma’Khia Bryant shooting for the latest news and updates.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    COLUMBUS MAYOR CALLS BODY CAM FOOTAGE 'CRITICAL' TO UNDERSTANDING SITUATION

    Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther tweeted very early on Wednesday about the death of Ma'Khia Bryant, noting the importance of the release of body cam footage in the developing situation.

    "It's a tragic day in the city of Columbus," the politician began. "It's a horrible, heartbreaking situation. Sharing the body worn camera footage — while incomplete — was critical."

    The mayor also shared an article from The Columbus Dispatch and added that more footage would be shared "as it becomes available."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    OFFICER WHO SHOT MA’KHIA BRYANT PUT ON PAID LEAVE

    The white officer who shot Ma'Khia Bryant has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate whether or not his actions were justified, Police Chief Michael Woods told The Columbus Dispatch.

    The officer has yet to be identified.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    HEARTBROKEN SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SHARE MA'KHIA BRYANT TIKTOK VIDEOS

    Several social media users shared videos from Ma'Khia Bryant's TikTok account that she posted before the teenage girl was shot dead by a police officer on Tuesday.

    "makhiabryant deserved to be alive and happy with her family#SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter," one person wrote alongside a video of the girl doing her hair.

    "A sweet kid, look at her, they murdered this child," one person replied with a broken heart emjoi.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    GIRL'S AUNT CLAIMS MA’KHIA BRYANT GOT INTO AN "ALTERCATION" AT FOSTER HOME

    Hazel Bryant, who identified herself as the girl's aunt, told the Columbus Dispatch her niece lived in a foster home and got into "an altercation" with someone there.

    The teenager's aunt claimed she had a knife, but had dropped it before she was shot by the officer.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY BEN CRUMP COMMENTS ON DEADLY SHOOTING

    The civil rights attorney Ben Crump has spoken out about the death of Bryant following the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict.

    "As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice
    killed an unarmed 15yo Black girl named Makiyah Bryant.

    "Another child lost! Another hashtag. #JusticeForMakiyahBryant"

  • Mollie Mansfield

    KATHY GRIFFIN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT BRYANT SHOOTING

    The controversial show host has commented on the death of Ma'Khia Bryant.

    "WARNING. How in the hell does this police officer think it’s a good idea to fire shots blindly into a group of teenagers having a fight," Griffin tweeted.

    "Yes one of them has a knife. Oh, that never happened in your school or neighborhood? She didn’t deserve to die. 16 years old. #makhiabryant."

  • Sarah Grealish

    COPS GATHERING INFO

    Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that details are not all known at this time, but cops were wearing body-cameras.

    “This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details,” Ginther said in a tweet.

    “There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation . . .

    “— as they do with all CPD-involved shootings,” he continued in a separate tweet.

    “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.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    PROTESTERS GATHER

    Officials with The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.

    Shortly after word of the shooting, protesters gathered in the area.

    The shooting happened just as ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

  • Sarah Grealish

    ‘RESPONSE TO STABBING’

    Police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing, WSYX reported.

    A victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead just before 5.30pm.

    Social media reports initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black female.

  • Sarah Grealish

    ‘RESPONSE TO STABBING’

    Police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing, WSYX reported.

    A victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead just before 5.30pm.

    Social media reports initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black female.

  • Sarah Grealish

    ‘SWEET CHILD’

    Ma’khia’s mom, Paula Bryant, described her daughter as a “sweet child” who was on the honor roll at school.

    “She was a very loving, peaceful little girl,” Paula Bryant told WBNS.

    She added: “Ma’Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”

    “That’s something that I want to always be remembered.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    ‘DIED LIKE A DOG’

    Hazel Bryant, who said she is Ma’khia’s aunt, said her niece called police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.

    She told The Columbus Dispatch that her niece got into an altercation with someone else who lived at the same home.

    Hazel claimed that Ma’khia had a knife – and although she dropped it, she was shot multiple times, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

    “She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street,” Bryant said, as reported by The Daily Beast.

  • Sarah Grealish

    CONTINUED: WHAT HAPPENED?

    A police spokesperson said at a press conference that officers administered immediate CPR and aid "as per policy."

    Video footage, however, showed police standing nearby for around 10 seconds before moving slowly toward the girl who was shot.

    More than half a minute passed before an officer knelt down to check on her and give aid.

    The police-involved shooting happened in Ohio just before Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

    Cops have yet to reveal who the victim was – but she was identified by family as 16-year-old Ma'khia Bryant, WBNS reported.

  • Sarah Grealish

    WHAT HAPPENED?

    Cops say they received a disturbance call from a person who said someone was trying to stab them at 4.32pm, with officers arriving on scene minutes later at 4.44pm

    Police bodycamera video from the incident showed two females arguing, as one was thrown to the ground.

    The girl standing appeared to have a weapon in her hand – which police said was a knife – and moved against a vehicle with another female.

    As the pair moved toward the vehicle, the girl who cops say had a blade raised her arm.

    Someone could be heard yelling "Get down!" multiple times as an officer immediately pulled out his gun and fired repeated shots.

    The girl then collapsed on the ground.

  • Sarah Grealish

    MA'KHIA'S DEATH COMES AS:

    • Celebrations erupted across the US after killer cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty
    • Daunte Wright cop told 'you're next b***h' as she is bombarded with threats after Chauvin verdict
    • Candace Owens tells Tucker Carlson Chauvin verdict was 'mob justice'
    • Moment Biden tell George Floyd's family 'thank God you have justice'
    • Sarah Grealish

      WHAT HAS MA'KHIA'S MOTHER SAID?

      Speaking to WBNS, Paula Bryant described her daughter as a “very loving, peaceful little girl.”

      She added: "Ma'Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace."

      "That's something that I want to always be remembered."

      According to meaww.com, Paula posted on social media about her daughter’s passing.

      "Fly high in heaven baby girl," Paula wrote on Facebook.

    • Sarah Grealish

      POLICE DID NOT TELL MA'KHIA TO DROP KNIFE

      POLICE did not tell 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant to drop the knife she was holding before shooting her four times, a witness claims.

      It appeared to be confirmed by bodycam video that shows officers opening fire within seconds of arriving to a street scuffle in Ohio.

      In the footage an officer can be heard shouting "Get down, get down!" before four rapid shots.

      No order for anyone to drop a weapon is heard as a three young women are seen brawling on the street.

      The graphic video then shows Ma'Khia slumped against a car fatally wounded in Columbus.

    • Sarah Grealish

      WHAT DID AUTHORITIES SAY ABOUT THE SHOOTOUT?

      At a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, the Columbus Police Department released body-cam footage worn by the officer who shot Bryant.

      The video showed the knife-wielding teen being shot multiple times amid an altercation with two other females.

      Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods told reporters the officer will be pulled off patrol duty as the shootout is investigated by authorities.

      Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that details are not all known at this time, but cops were wearing body-cameras.

    • John Hall

      PROTESTERS GATHER

      Officials with The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.

      Shortly after word of the shooting, protesters gathered in the area.

      The shooting happened just as ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

    • John Hall

      COPS GATHERING INFO

      Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that details are not all known at this time, but cops were wearing body-cameras.

      "This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details," Ginther said in a tweet.

      "There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation . . .

      "— as they do with all CPD-involved shootings," he continued in a separate tweet.

      "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."

    • John Hall

      VICTIM ON GROUND

      Video shared on social media apparently showed a person lying on the ground as police sood nearby.

      The Columbus Police Department did not respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim.

    • John Hall

      'RESPONSE TO STABBING'

      Police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing, WSYX reported.

      A victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead just before 5.30pm.

      Social media reports initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black female.

    • John Hall

      'SWEET CHILD'

      Ma'khia's mom, Paula Bryant, described her daughter as a "sweet child" who was on the honor roll at school.

      "She was a very loving, peaceful little girl," Paula Bryant told WBNS.

      She added: "Ma'Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace."

      "That's something that I want to always be remembered."

    • John Hall

      'DIED LIKE A DOG'

      Hazel Bryant, who said she is Ma'khia's aunt, said her niece called police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.

      She told The Columbus Dispatch that her niece got into an altercation with someone else who lived at the same home.

      Hazel claimed that Ma'khia had a knife – and although she dropped it, she was shot multiple times, reports The Columbus Dispatch.

      "She didn’t deserve to die like a dog in the street," Bryant said, as reported by The Daily Beast.

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