- Police released two 911 calls on Wednesday relating to the shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
- In one of the calls, a woman says there is somebody “trying to stab us.”
- Police in Columbus, Ohio, identified the officer who shot and killed Bryant as Nicholas Reardon.
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Police in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, released the 911 call that ultimately led to a police officer shooting and killing 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant a day before.
In the call, a woman can be heard telling the dispatcher an address, angry voices in the background, and pleading for police to “come over here.” People, she said, are “over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us, trying to put hands on our grandma.”
The woman did not respond when asked a number of times whether she saw any weapons.
“We need a police officer over here now. We need a crisis officer over here now,” the woman said before hanging up moments later.
Another woman also called 911, but by the time they were able to speak to an operator, police were already arriving.
Those were the only two calls placed in regard to the incident, interim Police Chief Michael Woods said at a news conference on Wednesday. A criminal investigation is underway, he said.
Offers were dispatched at 4:35 p.m. local time and arrived nine minutes later.
Body-camera footage released Tuesday night shows that police shot Bryant within seconds of arriving at the scene. The video shows the girl run into view and push another girl to the ground, before assaulting another woman next to a car. The officer then fires four shots into her back.
The girl appears to drop a knife after being hit.
“She’s a f—– kid, man,” someone tells the officer as Bryant writhes on the ground. “Are you stupid?”
Police on Wednesday identified the officer as Nicholas Reardon.