Teenage girl fatally shot by police in Ohio

Just before Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict was announced, a 16-year-old girl Ma’khia Bryant was killed by a Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon Tuesday afternoon.
2:40 | 04/22/21

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And just moments before the chauvin verdict was read in Minneapolis, news of another deadly police shooting, this time in Columbus, Ohio. A police officer shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl. Authorities saying she was armed with a knife. The Columbus division of police quickly releasing the officer's body camera video tonight, showing the scene, asking for patience while the investigation now unfolds. And what the mayor is now saying tonight. ABC's Trevor Ault now from Columbus, and we warn you, the images tonight, again, are disturbing. Reporter: Just hours after the guilty verdict in the Derek chauvin trial, outrage again erupting in the streets again over yet another police shooting, this time, in Columbus, Ohio. Hundreds of demonstrators shouting the name of ma'khia Bryant, a 16-year-oldpkilled by a Columbus police officer Tuesday afternoon. It's these grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us. Get here now! Reporter: Today, police releasing 911 calls and new body camera footage of the incident. Officer Nicholas Reardon stepping out of his vehicle, approaching multiple people in an altercation. It appears ma'khia Bryant, in the black t-shirt and jeans, swings a knife at the girl in pink, officer Reardon then firing a burst of shots. She had a knife, she just went at her. Reporter: Officers then performing cpr on Bryant until paramedics arrived. She would later die at the hospital. Her aunt at the scene, in anguish. She was a good kid, she was loving. Yeah, she had issues, but that's okay. She didn't deserve to die like a dog on the street. Reporter: Now pressing questions for the Columbus division of police and their continued use of lethal force. In December, Casey Goodson Jr. And Andre hill, now makhia Bryant, all shot and killed. And tonight, the mayor of Columbus is asking questions too. Did ma'khia Bryant need to die yesterday? How did we get here? This is a failure on part of our community. Some are guilty but all of us are responsible. Trevor Ault with us tonight from Columbus. And Trevor, that officer, I know, is on administrative lead and the investigation under way into whether the shooting was justified? Reporter: It is, David. And the interim chief of police is still not weighing in on that, but he has said officers are authorized to use lethal force if there's a deadly threat to themselves or to a third party. Now, an investigation is under way to determine whether nor at officer Reardon followed policy or broke the law. David? Trevor, thank you. In Elizabeth city, north Carolina, tonight, the shooting

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