Paula Bryant told reporters at the scene of the incident that her daughter, 16-year-old Makhia Bryant, was shot and killed by an officer in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon.
Columbus Police have since released body-cam footage from the officer who fired his gun, who has been “taken off the street” while the criminal investigation is ongoing.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said based on the footage “the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community”.
Protesters have gathered on Legion Lane where the shooting took place and outside Columbus Police Headquarters.
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