A police officer was heard shouting "blue lives matter" after his colleague fatally shot a sixteen-year-old girl.
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TW: This article contains videos that are extremely upsetting.
Police in Ohio opened fire on Tuesday afternoon, killing a young girl.
After Columbus Division of Police dispatch officers received a call at 4:36 p.m. saying someone was trying to stab them.
Officers arrived at 4:44 p.m., and bodycam footage shows the officer at the scene with a group of people...
Including multiple girls standing outside a house.
The video has left people speechless...
As the officer asked what was going on, a fight broke out with the girls...
Columbus police just showed the body camera footage of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant at the press conference… https://t.co/UfFIRn0p5j— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1618974855.0
During a news conference, interim police chief Michael Woods showed the footage slowed-down, in which the girl could be seen carrying a knife.
The officer yelled "get down, get down" before firing 4 shots...
Ma'Khia Bryant. 16 years old. No words, except: #AbolishThePolice— National Lawyers Guild (@National Lawyers Guild)1618972994.0
Just ten seconds after getting out of his car.
People could be heard erupting in screams around her body...
15 Year-Old girl, Ma’Khia Bryant Fatally shot today by Columbus Division of Police !!!! RIp baby girl 💕🙏🏽 https://t.co/TfHXKfRo4u— Duece Duece ✨ (@Duece Duece ✨)1618970829.0
"Is she shot?" one woman cried.
"She had a knife," the officer said.
"She's a f**king kid, man," a man replied.
The girl was sixteen-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that Bryant lived in a foster home.
The girl's aunt, Hazel Bryant, told reporters that her niece got into a disagreement with another girl at the foster home.
We cannot have even a moment of justice before another Black life is taken by the police, this time a teen named Ma… https://t.co/sH1ZMlV38Q— George Takei (@George Takei)1618969711.0
She later said the teen called the police, her father, and grandmother for help, and grabbed a knife to protect herself.
"She was a good kid. She was loving," Hazel Bryant said. "Yeah, she had issues but that's OK. All of us go through sh*t... She didn't deserve to die like a dog in the street."
Paula Bryant tells me her 16 year-old daughter Ma’Khia Bryant was an honor roll student and a sweet child. Ma’Khia… https://t.co/kqEWxdS2df— Lacey Crisp (@Lacey Crisp)1618964921.0
The girl's mother Paula Bryant told reporters her daughter was an honor-roll student and a "sweet child."
The video shared on social media shows Bryant lying lifeless on the street...
this is the mother of ma’khia bryant. her baby girl died today at the hands of police. say her name. #makhiabryant https://t.co/B8B5KRStYH— mads for maya 👾 (@mads for maya 👾)1618971826.0
With police trying to perform first aid.
In a Facebook video posted by Tay Jones, officers can be seen standing behind police tape...
They just killed another child. Nobody can sell me this verdict as progress when in the span of 2 weeks 2 children… https://t.co/v1vVS7Bc7w— Amira Hassan (@Amira Hassan)1618962010.0
Before one appears to say "blue lives matter" to the upset crowd around them.
This prompts immediate anger, with one person responding: "It's an insult, especially at this place right now."
Mayor Andrew Ginther on Tuesday told reporters information will be released as quickly as possible.
People are showing up to the scene and saying to @ColumbusPolice officers “On the day of the George Floyd verdict.” https://t.co/TJavyBU3EI— Lacey Crisp (@Lacey Crisp)1618956981.0
He added that as a father, he was grieved by what happened.
"The city of Columbus lost a sixteen-year-old girl today. We know based on this footage the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community," he said.
Three white officers say, "blue lives matter" to a group of black residents at the scene where police shot and kill… https://t.co/3CKoJGnanV— so called WhatRiot (@so called WhatRiot)1618966649.0
"But a family is grieving tonight. And this young, sixteen-year-old girl will never be coming home."
Protesters quickly gathered at the scene...
Just moments after #DerekChauvin was given a guilty verdict, protestors have gathered in SE Columbus after a police… https://t.co/XTGOwaA2Yf— Jamilah Muhammad - Spectrum News 1 OH (@Jamilah Muhammad - Spectrum News 1 OH)1618957626.0
Many holding signs saying: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH."
"It is absolutely devastating that I am driving home from an appointment in elation, honking my horn in jubilation, filled with hope in thinking there's maybe a turn that the nation deserves, and then simultaneously all of those feelings of positivity brought down to devastation in the blink of an eye is devastating," Thomas-St. Clair said.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.