Bryant was shot several times after officers responded to a call about an attempted stabbing and arrived to see Bryant and another person fighting. Bryant was transported to Mount Carmel East, but died as a result of her injuries. An investigation is ongoing into the incident.
A Columbus, Ohio police officer was caught on camera shouting “blue lives matter” to a group of shocked residents standing at the scene where another officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Byrant. One of the bystanders could be heard telling the officers, “Blue lives matter? Crazy. That’s an insult, especially at this place right now.”