Neighbors’ security photos show a few minutes before a white Columbus, Ohio police officer arrived and shot the young black man.
New reports came out Thursday police shooting Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old black girl who was shot Tuesday by white police after a dispute in Columbus, Ohio.
Donovan Brinson, who lives across the street from the scene of the incident, had a camera in his garage to record the incident.
The video showed the confusion. Several people gathered on the fence and Bryant, throwing a knife, paid for one of the fallen men, then threw another at the police officer as he shouted, “Get down!”
A new video from the other side shows the times that led to the Khia Bryant being killed when he shot a woman with a knife.
– Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 22, 2021
A police officer, identified as Nicholas Reardon, was heard firing four shots.
Speaking to Fox News, Brinson said he believed the officer had encountered difficulties.
“If she hadn’t been fired and the girl in pink she would have been stabbed in the neck or injured and then I would have responded with a shot and she would have been two young women probably dead,” Brinson said. “Or she could have responded the way she did and unfortunately another woman lost her life in the incident which could have been avoided,” he said.
On Wednesday, police released a 10-second physical camera that starts when Reardon gets out of his car while Bryant starts throwing a knife at the first person.
After the shooting, Bryant crashed into a parked car and fell to the ground, with the knife apparently lying on the sidewalk next to him as a police officer knelt beside him to provide medical assistance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said it was “bad, heartbreaking”.
His shooting sparked a recent demonstration in Columbus, which took place in an announcement Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict, a white policeman who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last year.
Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter. Floyd’s death sparked international protests against police brutality and sparked an uproar over racial discrimination in the US.
On Wednesday, hundreds of students from Ohio State University sat down and walked through the city to mourn Bryant’s death.
His death also sparked excitement on the TV page.
NBA star LeBron James sent a message and deleted a tweet featuring Reardon’s photo with the words “YOU ARE” and #ACCOUNTABILITY, seemingly making Reardon, like Chauvin, find guilty in court.
I am very tired of seeing black people being killed by the police. I removed the tweet because it is used to create hatred – This is not about one officer. it is about the whole system and he always uses our words to create discrimination. I really want to READ PEOPLE
– LeBron James (@KingJames) April 21, 2021
His tweet criticized the National Fraternal Order of Police, one of the country’s largest police agencies, which he said was “shameless” and “extremely stupid”.
.@KingJames, with all his wealth and power, he must educate himself and, honestly, has the responsibility to do so, before he knows it. This is very sad and unreasonable.
The officer saved the girl’s life. No amount of electricity can change this. pic.twitter.com/GTHn1VAAlf
– National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) April 21, 2021
“He was a brother, a joke, loved by a lot of people,” Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother, said at the funeral. “She will miss him very much.”
Kim Potter, a white police officer accused of killing him, has been charged with the murder of a second friend. The former police chief said Potter accidentally fired his shotgun while trying to use his Taser. The potter has left his work.