Columbus, Ohio – As 16-year-old teen, Makiyah Bryant, was about to stab another girl. She was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer on the scene.
Police was called to the scene because of a confrontation involving Bryant and several others. Body cam footage of the officer shows him arriving on the scene and people fighting. The officer turned to Bryant just as she prepares to stab someone, immediately shooting her without any hesitation. Bryant was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Interim police chief, Mike Woods, shared at a press conference, “Deadly forced can be used to protect yourself or the protection of a third person. That is within the policy. That is within the law.”