A Columbus, OH, police officer shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday as she attacked two other people with what appeared to be a knife in east Columbus, body camera footage released just hours after the fatal shooting shows.
Police were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. on a report of someone attempting to stab others at a home.
As soon as police pulled up, a young female can be seen tackling another female to the ground with what appeared to be a knife in her hand. The girl can then be seen charging at another nearby female while raising the apparent knife in the air, at which point the officer fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the attacker, Fox News reports.
Police have not identified the girl who was shot, but her family identified her to FOX 28 as 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
According to Franklin County Children Services, Bryant was a foster child under their care.
Hazel Bryant, who identified herself as the victim's aunt, said that her teenage niece picked up a knife to defend herself during a fight with other people in the neighborhood. "Police rolled up, shot my niece four times," Bryant told 10TV's Lacey Crisp earlier in the day.