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Thursday Crime Stories: Teen girl charges with knife, shot dead

Police in Columbus, Ohio, release more bodycam footage in the death of Ma’Khia Bryant. The 16-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer on Tuesday. Police previously released a body cam recording showing Officer Nicholas Reardon firing multiple shots at the teen girl, as she appears to be holding a knife and lunging at another female.

Reardon shot Bryant just seconds after responding to a 911 call.

The caller is heard saying, “It’s these grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us, trying to put their hands on our grandma … get here now!”

The bodycam footage shows several people in front and in the driveway of a residence on the city’s Southwest Side. The new video footage obtained by WBNS shows a male kicking a female who had previously been shoved to the ground by Bryant, who is then seen in a physical confrontation with another female. Bryant appears to be holding a knife in her hand.

An officer is heard asking, “What’s going on?” upon arriving at the scene; he’s also heard saying “Hey, hey, get down!” before firing multiple shots at Bryant.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Ashley Willcott – Judge, Anchor, Trial Attorney
Dr. Bethany Marshall – Psychoanalyst, Beverly Hills, New Netflix show: ‘Bling Empire’
Joe Scott Morgan
JoScott Morgan – Professor of Forensics Jacksonville State University, Author of “Blood Beneath My Feet

Additional Guest

  • Haley Nelson – Reporter, ABC 6/FOX 28 Columbus, Ohio

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[Feature Photo: Ma’Khia Bryant]