Family: 15-year-old Makiah Bryant shot dead by police in Columbus, Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A teenage girl is dead after being shot by a police officer Tuesday afternoon in southeast Columbus.

Officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road, just after 4:30 p.m. for an attempted stabbing, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Within moments of officers arriving, an officer-involved shooting occurred. Family at the scene told 10TV that the victim is 15-year-old Makiah Bryant.

Bodycam video released late Tuesday showed Bryant stabbing another person when the officer opened fire, fatally striking the teen.

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The shooting happened just as the verdict was being announced in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

The girl who was shot was taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition. Police confirmed the person died at the hospital.

“This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life,” Mayor Andrew Ginther said. “We do not know all of the details. There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible. BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation — as they do with all CPD-involved shootings. We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available. I’m asking for residents to remain calm and allow BCI to gather the facts.”

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Protestors have started gathering in the area:

 The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is currently on the scene for investigation.

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