A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed by police on Tuesday afternoon, reportedly about the same time as the ‘guilty’ verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial came in. The girl’s name is Makiyah Bryant, who was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m.
Protesters appeared in Columbus, Ohio and carried out a strikingly well-organized march on behalf of Makiyah Bryant.
Antifa had brought out a shield wall to march in Columbus, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/WWr1Z2S6LO
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 21, 2021
It turns out, as earlier reported, that Makiyah Bryant indeed had a knife. The Columbus, Ohio police released body cam footage that shows what happened. WATCH:
Furthermore, the footage shows that she was shot while wielding a knife against another girl.
Body camera video released by Columbus Police in Ohio shows #MakiyahBryant attacking another female with a knife before she is shot by police. #BLM have been protesting, calling the shooting racist because Makiyah is black. pic.twitter.com/LY1HaJyI1F
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 21, 2021
Once again, this is a case where a crowd called for “mob justice” without knowing the facts. Below, members of the community shouted obscenities at the police officers on the scene.
JUST IN – Fatal officer-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio. One person dead. Crowd is starting to show up.pic.twitter.com/qbKY06TRCa
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 20, 2021
The protesters were confrontational with police officers.
Emerging: Protesters gather at scene of fatal police shooting in Columbus, Ohio; crowd heard yelling at officers pic.twitter.com/PrlV1a4egw
— Factal News (@factal) April 20, 2021
Video footage of the scene seems to corroborate that the victim was a 16-year-old girl. (Caution: Graphic language.)
A 15 year old girl JUST got shot 4 times in Columbus Ohio by this police officer. It hasn’t even been a full 24 hrs & y’all already continuing with this shit 🤦🏽♀️💔 he needs to be next!! pic.twitter.com/1L284IciHD
— ling 🥀 (@myamaileen) April 20, 2021
Further on-the-scene video seems to corroborate the girl shot had a knife. (Caution: Graphic language.)
Someone at the scene of the Columbus, Ohio police-involved shooting mentions the 15-year old girl was armed with a knife and was involved in a fight. pic.twitter.com/iAqBcbL9v0
— Starscream CIA-Simulation Warlord 🇺🇸🦈🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) April 20, 2021
Once again, the facts of the shooting of Makiyah Bryant’s death don’t fit the left’s narrative. The truth doesn’t seem to matter to the left, anyway.
Update: This article was updated to reflect the age of Bryant as 16-years-old.
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