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The family of Ma'Khia Bryant, whom police fatally shot while responding to a callremembered the teen as a "beautiful" and "sweet" girl and questioned why a Columbus, Ohio, officer shot her. Don Bryant, a cousin of Ma'Khia's mother, said he was tuned into the Derek Chauvin trial when he learned that Ma'Khia, who was 16, had been killed. He immediately called her mother, Paula Bryant. Nobody deserves that," he said Wednesday. Paula Bryant said: "Ma'Khia was a sweet little girl. She didn't deserve what happened to her. Police were called to a home in Columbus late Tuesday afternoon. Body-camera video shows several people fighting when Officer Nick Reardon arrives.
The officer draws his gun as the altercation unfolds, the video shows. Police said the video shows a girl, later identified as Ma'Khia, trying to stab a person on the ground, as well as another person who is leaning against a car. Reardon fires his weapon four times, and Ma'Khia falls to the ground, the video shows. Hazel Bryant, Ma'Khia's aunt, said her niece was a "beautiful, sweet" girl.
Don Bryant remembered her as someone who "had a lot of love for her family. The Bryant family said in a statement Thursday that they were "saddened by the tragic and unnecessary death of Ma'Khia. We want to remind everyone Ma'Khia was only a 16 year old teenage girl. We are deeply disturbed by the disproportionate and unjustified use of force in this situation," the family said.
We respectfully request justice for Ma'Khia Bryant. Don Bryant declined to comment about why or how long, saying Ma'Khia's mother was "working very hard to get everything together. Ma'Khia attended Independence High School. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the district is using a hybrid learning model. Her business education teacher, Austin Owens, knew Ma'Khia for only a few months but said she had big dreams for herself.
On days when Ma'Khia was in school for in-person learning, she would sit in the front, Owens said. She wrote in a five-year-plan asment that she wanted to go to college and open her own eyelash salon. She wanted to be a productive citizen. I'm not paraphrasing — these are her exact words.
Looking at Ma'Khia's social media, you would see a typical teenage girl. Her TikTok included short hair tutorial videos, and one showed her doing a popular dance. The appears to have been taken down some time after her death.
She was so sweet. So sweet. Zion Davis, a friend of Ma'Khia's, said her actions the day of the shooting do not define her as a person. In the police body-camera video, Reardon, the officer, is heard saying: "She had a knife. She just went at her. It is not clear what led to the fight that prompted the officer to draw his weapon. In addition to the body-camera video, the police department released two calls about the melee.
It was not clear who made the calls or whether Ma'Khia was a caller. It looked like that was. That was not no. Those were women attacking my niece, and she was defending herself," Hazel Bryant said. Paula Bryant said: "All I'm going to say is that she was defending herself.
And she was a young girl. She was She should not have had to do that. A police spokesman could not be reached for comment Thursday. Interim Police Chief Michael Woods had said ly that department policy allows officers to shoot if it is believed that someone's life is in danger. Download the NBC News app for breaking news. But we can speak on what we know now that's been released by the city of Columbus.
We can certainly see that lives are at stake. He asked, "What would you want that officer to do in that split-second moment that they had a chance to stop harm to others? What's going on that we have to be so trigger-happy these days? He added: "And here's what I don't want Listen here, there's been a loss of life, bottom line, and you have a grieving mother who is just heartbroken.
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