Neighbor says his security camera footage proves Columbus cop had NO CHOICE but to shoot her

Ma’Khia Bryant’s military vet neighbor says his security camera footage proves Columbus cop had NO CHOICE but to shoot her: Second neighbor says knife-wielding 16-year-old ‘was in full attack mode and the other girl’s life was at stake’

  • Home security footage taken from a garage across the street has captured a new angle of the police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday 
  • The 26-second video shows Bryant walking down a driveway toward other people at the same time that a police car pulls up outside the home
  • Bryant appears to stop and stand still in the driveway facing some other yound women before appearing to suddenly charge at one of the women 
  • Neighbor Donavon Brinson who handed the footage to police said after viewing the footage he believes more people could have died if the cop hadn’t shot her 
  • Another neighbor said he believes police bodycam shows Bryant was in ‘full attack mode’ and ‘needed to be stopped’ as a ‘young lady’s life was at stake’
  • Her family questioned the use of force and said her death was avoidable
  • Questions mount over the fatal shooting and the events leading up to it  
  • Cops released a 911 call Wednesday, in which a young woman asks the dispatcher to send a police officer ‘now’ as some girls are ‘trying to stab us’ 
  • Bryant’s family say the 16-year-old called 911 after a group of other girls were threatening violence, but police are yet to confirm if it is her voice in the call
  • Columbus Police released three body camera videos Wednesday and identified the cop who shot her as Nicholas Reardon, who joined the force in 2019
  • In the footage, Bryant is seen holding a knife and charges at two other women
  • Her death has sparked protests, coming just minutes before Derek Chauvin was convicted of George Floyd’s murder