Ohio police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl holding a knife, police say and bodycam video shows

By WBOK Staff

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Updated 9:59 AM ET, Wed April 21, 2021

(CNN)A Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed a Black teenager Tuesday afternoon after she attempted to cut two females with a knife, according to officials and body camera footage shown to the media.

The girl's mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children Services identified her as Ma'Khia Bryant. Although local law enforcement identified her as 15 years old at a news conference Tuesday, the FCCS gave the girl's age as 16 and said she was a foster child in its care.

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