GRAPHICS Police footage of a shooting involving a 16-year-old girl dying in Ohio shows a girl being shot seconds after police arrived at the scene.
The graphic video shows the girl – whose family has been identified as Ma’Khia Bryant, 16 – was shot multiple times in a scuffle with two other women.
The police bodycamera video showed two women in a chaos, as one was thrown to the ground.
The standing woman seemed to hold an object in her hand – which the police say was a knife – and walked towards a vehicle with another woman.
As the women moved toward the car and the girl said that the policeman raised the knife, the policeman pulled out his gun and shot several times.
The female then collapsed to the ground.
A police spokesman said at a press conference that the officers were conducting immediate CPR and “policy-based aid.”
However, video footage showed police standing nearby for a short period of time before approaching the woman who was shot.
Police said they answered an annoying call from someone trying to stab them at around 4:32 p.m. and arrived at the scene at 4:44.
Officials are holding a press conference at 10:30 pm, WBNS reported.
The police recorded footage of the incidents.
Hazel Bryant, who says she is Ma’khia’s aunt, said her niece called the police because she was being abused by someone at the foster home where she lived, The Daily Beast reported.
Hazel said Dispatch Columbus that her niece had an argument with someone else who lived in the same house she was doing.
She said she had a knife – and even though she dropped it, Ma’khia was shot several times, Hazel told The Columbus Dispatch.
“She didn’t deserve to die like a dog on the street,” Bryant said, as reported by The Daily Beast.
Mother Paula Bryant describes her daughter as a “sweet kid” honored at school.
Paula Bryant said: “She is a very loving and peaceful girl. WBNS.
She added: “Ma’Kihia has a motherly nature in her. She values peace.”
“It is something I want to always be remembered for.”
The WSYX reported that police responded to reports of an attempted stabbing.
One victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to the source.
This person was reported dead just before 5:30 pm, WSYX reported.
Information on the social network initially said that the victim was a 15-year-old black girl.
Video shared on social media showed a person lying on the ground as police stood nearby.
The Columbus Police Department did not respond to The Sun to confirm details about the victim.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a series of tweets that all the details are unknown at this point, but the police are wearing a body camera.
“This afternoon a young woman catastrophically lost her life. We don’t know all the details,” Ginther said in a tweet.
“There are video footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene to conduct an independent investigation .. .
“- as they do with all CPD-related shootings,” he continued in a separate tweet.
“We will share information as soon as we become available.
“I ask residents to calm down and allow BCI to gather the truth.”
Ohio Criminal Investigation Department officials are investigating the shooting.
Immediately after news of the shooting, protesters gathered in the area.
The shooting happened shortly after former Minnesota police Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
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