Police also released a portion of the footage from the body camera worn by the officer who shot the teenager. The decision to swiftly release the video was a departure from protocol as the force faces vast scrutiny from the public following a series of recent high-profile police killings that have led to clashes. Officers arrived at 4:44 p.m when an officer immediately saw a female attempting to stab another female.
The girl was identified as 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant by her mother Paula and the Franklin County Children's Services (FCCS). The officer shouts several times to get down.
The video then shows what appears to be a kitchen knife lying on pavement near the teenager. You ain't gonna have her go out like that.
"She was in a physical fight with another female & pulled a knife out".
She was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later. It remains unclear if anyone else was injured.
The Columbus Police Department could not say on Tuesday whether Bryant was the one to call for assistance before she was shot. In the video, it appears that the 16-year-old, identified now as Ma'Khia Bryant, who was moments later shot by police, pushes or swings at a person, who falls to the ground.
The shooting happened minutes before the verdict in the killing of George Floyd was announced. The outlet said the demonstrators were on their way to rally in downtown Columbus to celebrate the guilty verdict in the Minneapolis trial where the former officer in that case was found guilty on three charges, including murder.
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Labour Minister Monte McNaughton said yesterday that non-essential construction includes shopping malls, hotels and office towers. Outdoor meetings are restricted to members of the same household _ people living alone may join another home.
Explaining the decision to release the video of the incident as quickly as possible, the interim police chief said they "took unprecedented steps" to provide answers quickly to the community.
In a tweet, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said a "young woman" died in an officer-involved shooting, but he did not give her age.
Meanwhile, outside the briefing, hundreds of protesters pushed past barriers outside police headquarters and approached officers as city officials were showing the bodycam video inside.
Many chanted "Say her name", while others yelled "she was just a kid".
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.
Police responded to the 3100 block of Legion Lane at 4:45 p.m. when an officer allegedly shot the teen four times, according to 10TV.
However, despite the video and the heroic actions of the officer-who saved the victims from a violent attack with a knife-the family of Bryant seemed to be telling a different story. Others gathered at the city's police headquarters to protest, a mere week after officers pepper-sprayed a group that tried to enter the headquarters over the police killing of a man who had a gun in a hospital emergency room.