Protests erupt in Columbus after officer shoots and kills teenage girl armed with a knife

Protests erupt in Columbus after officer shoots and kills teenage girl armed with a knife

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WZW / AP) – Protesters took to the streets to protest another deadly shooting where an officer pulled the trigger in Columbus.

A Columbus police officer nearly shot and killed a teenage girl who stabbed two men to death after the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s case was read on Tuesday.

Hours after the shooting, city leaders released camera footage of the officer’s body.

Click here to view the video. Warning: video graphic

The clip shows the officer leaving his patrol car in a house.

Acting Police Chief Michael Woods said officers were called to the scene for a report of someone who had been physically threatened.

He will see a group of people in the driveway.

The teenager stabbed a young woman as she yelled at the officer to come down.

The armed teenager was seen charging another young woman.

The officer fired four shots and the teenager fell.

You can see a black handled blade that looks like a kitchen knife on the sidewalk.

You don’t have to shoot him! He’s just a boy, man! A man yelled at the officer

The officer replied: “He had a knife. He just went to her. ”

According to our sister station, NBC4i.com, family members at the scene identified her as Ma’khia Bryant.

Franklin County Children’s Services said Bryant was 16 years old and a foster child.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Zinther and Security Director Ned Petas Jr. said the girl was 15 years old.

I am not just the mayor, I am a father, today I lost a 15-year-old girl in the city of Columbus.

Mayor Andrew Zinthar said.

We know that based on these images, the officer took steps to protect another girl in our community, ”he said.

One protester said they need to start slowing down when they talk about blacks, because we are not a threat, we are afraid for our lives.

The protesters chanted Maqia’s name with their fists and marched through the streets of the city.

No arrests or damage were reported from the protests.

Whatever the situation, that family is suffering and they are in my prayers. They deserve answers. Our city deserves the answer. I want answers, but quick and quick answers cannot be obtained at the expense of the correct answer, “said Petas.

He said that if any officer has violated policy or law, if he has, he will be held accountable.

Woods said state law allows police to use deadly force to protect themselves or others, and investigators will determine whether the shooting occurred.

Earlier this year there was less than 5 miles of filming where the janaza for Andre Hill took place.

Hill was killed by a Columbus police officer in December.

Hill’s case officer, Adam Coy, a 19-year veteran of the force, now faces a murder trial.

Less than three weeks before Hill’s murder, a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed 23-year-old Casey Goodson Jr. in Columbus.

The case is under federal investigation.

Last week, Columbus police shot and killed a man in a hospital emergency room. Authorities continue to investigate the shooting.

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