Protesters rally at the police department in Columbus in response to a teen’s shooting.
On Tuesday night, hundreds of protesters gathered at the Columbus police headquarters to protest the police shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
The crowd broke through police barriers to get close to the house, where they approached officers and chanted Bryant’s name, who had been shot and killed outside a home earlier that day.
“She was just a child,” the group added.
Protesters were held back by cops on motorcycles, who tried to use pepper spray. However, according to social media video, the protests in the city’s downtown appeared to remain relatively peaceful.
As demonstrators gathered outside the headquarters, city officials released video of the deadly shooting from bodycams.
Bryant appeared to attempt stabbing two people with a knife on the video before the cop fired multiple bullets, striking her.
Police were initially sent to the residence in response to a report of an alleged stabbing.
It was not immediately clear who dialed 911.
Bryant’s aunt told The Columbus Dispatch that the teen lived on the street in a foster home.