Killing of Ma'Khia Bryant

died 20 April 2021

On April 20, 2021, Ma'khia Bryant, a 16-year-old African American girl, was fatally shot by a police officer. Bryant had been trying to stab another person in Columbus, Ohio. The officers tried to stop Bryant from doing so. Bryant was transported to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead half an hour later. The incident is still under investigation.[1]

The police were wearing body cameras, and the cameras recorded the shooting.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Al-Arshani; Mia Jankowicz (April 21, 2021). "Columbus, Ohio, police release graphic bodycam footage of Ma'Khia Bryant shooting". Insider. Retrieved May 14, 2021.