Makhia Bryant Biography, Wiki
Makhia Bryant, Columbus, Ohio, police released a graphic body cam video showing the Columbus police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. You can watch the video in this story but be forewarned that it is very disturbing.
Ma’Khia’s mother told Crisp: “Ma’Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace.”
Ma’khia showed joy for life in her many TikTok videos. Here’s one.
Makhia Bryant has died at the age of 16-years-old.
Bryant’s name was confirmed by her family to ABC6 and other local news stations. The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation. The shooting happened on April 20, 2021, sometime between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Some sites gave her name as Makiah Bryant, Makiyah Bryant, or Makhia Bryant, but her mother confirmed to 10TV reporter Lacey Crisp that the correct spelling is Ma’Khia Bryant. Other reports gave her age as 15, but her mother told local journalists she is 16.
Found her TikTok #makhiabryant beautiful girl. Let’s spread these positive vids ❤️❤️ #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/RyDDhzQAPR
— gracieミ☆ (@mercxkurt) April 21, 2021
Franklin County Children Services released a statement saying that Bryant, 16, was a foster child who was under the care of the Franklin County Children Services. ‘This was a tragic incident and FCCS is continuing its involvement with the family throughout this difficult time,” the release says, naming Bryant and saying she was fatally shot in Southeast Columbus.
A woman who said she was Bryant’s aunt told reporters the girl was a loving person who didn’t deserve to die “like a dog in the street.”
Crisp wrote, “Paula Bryant tells me her 16-year-old daughter Ma’Khia Bryant was an honor roll student and a sweet child. Ma’Khia was shot and killed by a Columbus Division of Police officer on Legion Lane at 4:30p today.”
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther confirmed the girl had died. “This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. 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,” he wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Shot & Dead
Columbus, Ohio, police released a graphic body cam video showing the Columbus police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. You can watch the video in this story but be forewarned that it is very disturbing.
Bryant was shot and killed by an officer in Columbus shortly before the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was already focusing renewed attention on police-related deaths. Police said that she was wielding a knife and had attacked two people.
WARNING: Video contains strong language. A woman near Legion Lane in South Columbus says her niece was killed earlier tonight after an officer involved shooting. Police still haven’t confirmed the victim. https://t.co/kBtSPxc6Xh pic.twitter.com/eTpmyWsoZK