Another young Black life has been lost after Ma'Khia Bryant was shot by police in OH on Tuesday afternoon. As the officer approaches the group of people a scuffle begins between two persons and one falls on the ground.
The grandmother reportedly told Bryant that Makiyah was fending off an attack in the home's front yard when officers arrived at the scene.
The girl with the knife then charges at another girl or woman who is pinned against a auto.
The officer who opened fire was not identified.
A black-handled blade resembling a kitchen knife or steak knife appeared to be lying on the sidewalk next to her immediately after she fell. At 5:21 PM she was pronounced dead at Mount Carmel East hospital. No one else was injured, except for one person.
Columbus PD Shoot 15-Year-Old Makiyah Bryant Four Times in the Chest Killing Her After She Called Them For Help
Police did not identify the girl or her age Tuesday.
Family of the teenager, named by local media as Makiah Bryant, 15, said she had police for help because girls were fighting outside her house on Legion Lane in Columbus, Ohio.
No further details were gathered from the caller who hung up the phone, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
"We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available", he added.More news: Oxford researchers launch human challenge trial to study Covid reinfection
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther addressed the police shooting in a series of tweets Tuesday night, confirming the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting an independent investigation into the incident.
Ginther said the officer in the video, whose name has not been released, "took action to protect another young girl in our community".
Around the time the video was made public, live television news coverage showed a growing crowd of protesters on city streets after dark, confronting a small line of police officers on bicycles.
The shooting occurred at a tense time with growing outrage against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States, and set off protests in the city of Columbus.
Graham didn't know the girl well, he said, but had seen her walk by his place several times.More news: PM to front media after new positive border worker case confirmed
Authorities described the youth who was fatally shot as a 15-year-old girl. The case remains under federal investigation.
The teenager's mother Paula Bryant told the local CBS station: "She was a very loving, peaceful little girl".
"The neighbourhood has definitely went through its changes, but nothing like this", Shepherd said of the shooting. "But this is the worst thing that has ever happened out here and unfortunately it is at the hands of police".
"We were happy about the verdict, but you couldn't even enjoy that", Ms Shepherd said.
"I say you never call the police for anything, you call your daddy", Graham said.More news: NASA's Mars helicopter becomes the first aircraft to fly on another planet