Ohio Police Shoots & Kill 16-year-old Black Girl


Columbus Police said one per­son was killed in an offi­cer-involved shoot­ing on the east side of the city Tuesday afternoon.
One per­son was ini­tial­ly tak­en to Mount Carmel East hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, accord­ing to Columbus Police, and was pro­nounced dead at 5:21 p.m.
Family mem­bers on the scene iden­ti­fied the per­son killed as 16-year-old Makiyah Bryan. Police said the ini­tial call for a stab­bing was received at approx­i­mate­ly 4:30 p.m., with the shots fired call com­ing in at 4:45 p.m.

Columbus Police con­firmed that it has request­ed the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) respond to the scene. BCI is often tasked with inves­ti­gat­ing shoot­ings involv­ing police officers.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther pre­vi­ous­ly iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as a young woman in a tweet Tuesday evening.
Ben Crump, who rep­re­sent­ed the Floyd fam­i­ly in their civ­il case against the city of Minneapolis, tweet­ed about the shoot­ing say­ing “As we breathed a col­lec­tive sigh of relief today, a com­mu­ni­ty in Columbus felt the sting of anoth­er police shooting.

A crowd had gath­ered Tuesday night at the scene on Legion Lane, which police had par­tial­ly blocked off to traf­fic. Others gath­ered at the city’s police head­quar­ters to protest, a 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.The shoot­ing hap­pened about 25 min­utes before a judge read the ver­dict con­vict­ing for­mer Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of mur­der and manslaugh­ter in the killing of Floyd.Kimberly Shepherd, 50, who has lived in the neigh­bor­hood for 17 years, said she knew the vic­tim. “The neigh­bor­hood 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.”Shepherd and her neigh­bor Jayme Jones, 51, had cel­e­brat­ed the guilty ver­dict of Chauvin. But things changed quick­ly, she said.“We were hap­py about the ver­dict. But you couldn’t even enjoy that,” Shepherd said. “Because as you’re get­ting one phone call that he was guilty, I’m get­ting the next phone call that this is hap­pen­ing in my neighborhood.”