White cop who killed Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, is put on paid leave while fatal Columbus shooting is probed

 THE white cop who allegedly killed a 16-year-old has been put on paid leave while the shooting is probed.

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.

Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family said
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Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by police, her family saidCredit: Facebook
A cop stood nearby where the person lay on the ground
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A cop stood nearby where the person lay on the groundCredit: Facebook
Graphic bodycamera footage shows a female being shot by a cop seconds after police arrived on scene
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Graphic bodycamera footage shows a female being shot by a cop seconds after police arrived on scene
Hazel Bryant is seen after her niece, Ma'khia Bryant, was fatally shot by a cop on Tuesday
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Hazel Bryant is seen after her niece, Ma'khia Bryant, was fatally shot by a cop on TuesdayCredit: Reuters
The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead
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The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced deadCredit: Reuters
Protestors immediately gathered after word of the police-involved shooting emerged
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Protestors immediately gathered after word of the police-involved shooting emergedCredit: Reuters
Black Lives Matter demonstrators are seen at the corner of Legion Lane in Columbus, near where Ma'khia was fatally shot
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Black Lives Matter demonstrators are seen at the corner of Legion Lane in Columbus, near where Ma'khia was fatally shotCredit: AP
The shooting happened just moments before Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict was revealed
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The shooting happened just moments before Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict was revealedCredit: Reuters

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.

The cop, who is yet to be identified, has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate if his actions were justified, Police Chief Michael Woods told The Columbus Dispatch.

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.

It comes as:

Ma'Khia (left) called cops because she was being abused by someone at the foster home she lived at, her aunt claimed
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Ma'Khia (left) called cops because she was being abused by someone at the foster home she lived at, her aunt claimedCredit: Facebook
Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shot
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Police are seen at the scene where the teen was shotCredit: WTTE
Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shot
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Demonstrators stood near the scene where the teen was fatally shotCredit: WBNS
Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl's death emerged
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Black Lives Matter protesters were seen shortly after word of the girl's death emergedCredit: WBNS
Video shared on social media showed a body on the ground
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Video shared on social media showed a body on the groundCredit: Facebook

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.

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."

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.

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.

The incident in Ohio broke out just before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd
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The incident in Ohio broke out just before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George FloydCredit: Handout
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Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim's identity
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Police did not immediately respond to The Sun to confirm details on the victim's identityCredit: WTTE

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."

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting
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The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting

5 comments:

  1. look at the black and the red "black lives matter" signs and realize that they have been photo-shopped over whatever signs those two were actually holding up.

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  2. If you watch this in slow motion you can see that the girl who was shot clearly was going after the one in pink to attack her. The cop did his job. There are some very rough Ngrs down in Columbus and these are proof of the fact they are very nasty and don't play. It doesn't matter who called the cops you don't run around with a large kitchen knife in your hands...you WILL GET SHOT. Violence is violence and is dealt with accordingly. If you don't want a bad outcome to your altercation...don't call the cops....and expect them to know the situation in 10 seconds or less who is the caller and who is the perp especially when they encounter a knife weilding fat woman attacking other people. The cop made the correct decision.....

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  3. Poor cop didn't realize that he was going to become a big-game hunter on that day.

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  4. I saw the officers body cam video and it clearly shows the black teenager taking a stab at another girl as the cop told her to drop it. He was too far away from her to apprehend her and she was not listening to the officers commands so to keep herfrom stabbingsomeone else he had no recource but to shoot her. She was keeping the knife in her sock.the police were called to that adress for a disturbance and a girl with a knife threatening to stab another girl. So mamas baby wasnt so sweet and innocent like she said.

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  5. BLM has no right to interfere with this incedence they werent there when it happened and are acting out in pure hate and racism.

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