A grand jury has declined to bring charges against the Columbus, OH, police officer who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant last year.

According to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office and the Fraternal Order of Police, the grand jury issued a "no bill", meaning they did not find probable cause that a crime was committed, 10TV reports.

Officer Nicholas Reardon fatally shot Bryant while responding to a domestic dispute call in April 2021.

Reardon's body camera video showed him asking what was going on as Bryant lunged at another woman with a knife seconds later. Reardon fired his weapon four times.

The Department of Public Safety released a statement on Twitter after the grand jury's decision saying the next step in the process is an administrative investigation to determine whether Reardon's actions were within the division's policy.

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