Family identifies 15-year-old girl killed in Ohio officer-involved shooting


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police said one person was shot and killed by an officer on the east side of the city Tuesday afternoon.

One person was initially taken to Mount Carmel East hospital in critical condition, according to Columbus Police, and was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m.

Family members on the scene identified the person killed as 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant.

Police said the initial call for a stabbing was received at approximately 4:30 p.m., with the shots fired call coming in at 4:45 p.m.

Columbus police confirmed that it has requested the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) respond to the scene. BCI is often tasked with investigating shootings involving police officers.

A group of protesters has arrived at the crime scene based on what they’ve heard about the shooting. However, police have yet to release any details on the victim or what lead to the shooting.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther identified the victim as a young woman in a tweet Tuesday evening.

There is no other information available at this time.

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