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Columbus police on Tuesday night released bodycam footage showing an officer’s fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl earlier in the day.

The truncated video begins at the moment the officer exits his vehicle while responding to a call of an attempted stabbing at a home at around 4:45 p.m.

Moments after the officer approaches a group of people standing outside the home, a girl with what appears to be a knife can be seen chasing another female, who falls to the ground in front of the cop.

Columbus police hold a press conference after an officer fatally shot a teen on April 20, 2021. WKYC Channel 3

The officer screams at the alleged stabbing suspect to “get down” before the teen heads towards another girl.

As the teen swings the apparent weapon toward the girl, the officer fires several shots at the alleged suspect.

A black-handled blade resembling a kitchen knife can be seen in the video lying on the sidewalk next to the girl.

After the gunfire, two adults remained outside. “She’s a f—ing kid, man,” one of them can be heard telling the officer.

An image from the police bodycam of the fatal shooting of a teen in Columbus, Ohio. WKYC Channel 3

Police have not identified the teen, but family members told 10TV she was Makiah Bryant.

Bryant’s aunt told The Columbus Dispatch that Bryant lived on the block at a foster home.

The shooting, which occurred less than an hour before Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, sparked protests in the city.

Bodycam footage shows a Columbus, Ohio, cop holding a gun after the shooting of 15-year-old Makiah Bryant.WKYC Channel 3

The officer who fired the fatal shoots has not been identified. But he has been taken off the streets pending an investigation, Interim Chief of Police Michael Woods said at a Tuesday night press briefing.

It was not immediately clear if the two other girls who were being attacked were injured.

Woods said that in interest of transparency, the department moved quickly to release at least a portion of the bodycam footage.

Columbus Police administer first aid to the victim of the fatal shooting on April 21, 2021. WKYC Channel 3

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther also addressed the media Tuesday night, where he appeared visibly shaken.

“It’s a tragic day in the city of Columbus. Horrible, heartbreaking situation,” he said.
“The city of Columbus lost a 15-year-old girl today.”

“Based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community.”

“But a family is grieving tonight. And this young 15-year-old girl will never be coming home.”

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is conducting an independent probe of the shooting, the mayor said.

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NYPD officer wounded in Bedford-Stuyvesant leaves hospital

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An NYPD officer shot three times after approaching a gun wielding man minutes after a nearby fatal shooting and crash in Brooklyn last night has been released from the hospital.

The officer, 28-year-old Brian McGurran, a 4-year veteran of the NYPD assigned to the 81 Precinct, was struck in the rear of his bulletproof vest, as well as in his leg and buttocks, near Macon Street and Howard Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

McGurran fired nine shots in return, and another officer fired a dozen rounds, striking the 26-year-old suspect in the leg.

The officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

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"He's in surprisingly good spirits, thankful to be alive," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said overnight. "When you take a look at that vest and see quickly what the alternatives could be, we are just very very thankful. We are expecting a full recovery."

McGurran was released from the hospital at noon, to the cheers of dozens of fellow officers.

The suspect, 26-year-old Boyce Hayward, is identified by police as a reputed member of the Young Stackers gang. He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and is also expected to survive. Charges are pending.

Hayward has at least 12 prior arrests, most recently for driving while intoxicated in January. Other prior arrests include robbery, gun possession, drug possession charges. Six of his arrests are sealed.

Hayward's 9mm gun was recovered at the scene of Wednesday's night shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Police will attempt to match ballistics from that weapon to a fatal shooting and crash minutes earlier in Bushwick.

All three men in that incident "are known to us as gang members from the area."

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Raw Video: The injured officer fired nine shots at the suspect, and another officer fired a dozen rounds, striking the 26-year-old suspect in the leg.

The officers were driving in an unmarked police cruiser near Saratoga Park when they spotted the 26-year-old suspect from the Bushwick incident.

They got out of their cruiser, and the suspect immediately "pulls a fire arm, turns on the officers, and begins to shoot."

They were deployed to Saratoga Park following a shooting Tuesday afternoon, as well as other nearby gang-related violence.

The shot officer joined the NYPD about four years ago and comes from a family of police officers.

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