Makiah Bryant, a teenage girl was shot dead by a police officer Tuesday afternoon in southeast Columbus.
Officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, just after 4:30 p.m. for an attempted stabbing report.
Within moments of officers arriving, the officer-involved shooting occurred. Family at the scene told 10TV that the victim is 15-year-old Makiah Bryant.
Bodycam video released late Tuesday showed Bryant stabbing another person when the officer opened fire, fatally striking the teen.
Body camera video released by Columbus Police in Ohio shows #MakiyahBryant attacking another female with a knife before she is shot by police. #BLM have been protesting, calling the shooting racist because Makiyah is black. pic.twitter.com/LY1HaJyI1F— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 21, 2021
With commentary. pic.twitter.com/jXuhyJBKLx— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) April 21, 2021