Where the Comment is King

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

16-Year-Old Black Girl Who Called For Help, Fatally Shot By Police, Ohio Family Says

Added 04-20-21 11:07:01pm EST - “Ma'Khia Bryant felt she was in danger and called the Columbus police, according to her aunt. But when officers arrived at her home on Tuesday afternoon, the girl ended up dead.” - Npr.org

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “16-Year-Old Black Girl Who Called For Help, Fatally Shot By Police, Ohio Family Says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A crowd gathers to protest in the neighborhood where a police officer fatally shot a teenage girl on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

A crowd gathers to protest in the neighborhood where a police officer fatally shot a teenage girl on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

A 16-year-old Black girl was fatally shot by a white officer outside of her home after she called the police for help on Tuesday afternoon, according to her family.

Bryant allegedly called officers at about 4:30 p.m. local time when a group of "older kids" threatened her with assault, her aunt told Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Reporter Andy Chow. She did not elaborate on the nature of the threat.

The fatal shooting occurred just as the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who killed George Floyd was coming down and quickly drew at least a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters to the scene, WBNS News reported. 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.

Read more...





If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE