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COLUMBUS, OH. (THECOUNT) — Makiyah Bryant has been identified as the teenage girl fatally shot by Columbus police Tuesday afternoon.
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A black-handled blade resembling a kitchen knife or steak knife appeared to be lying on the sidewalk next to her immediately after she was shot.
Officers had responded to the 3100 block of Legion Lane in Columbus, on reports of an attempted stabbing. Police shot Bryant at about 4:45 p.m., police said. The 911 caller reported a female was trying to stab them before the line disconnected.
Bryant was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.
It’s unclear whether anyone else was injured.
State law allows police to use deadly force to protect themselves or others, and investigators will determine whether this shooting was such an instance, Interim Police Chief Michael Woods said at the news conference.
Geo quick facts: Columbus is Ohio’s state capital. The city’s Scioto Mile is a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River, with a huge interactive fountain and trails. On the west bank, the COSI science center offers hands-on exhibits and a planetarium. Downtown, the Columbus Museum of Art includes American and European paintings and a sculpture garden. The German Village area has restored brick houses built by 1800s settlers – wikipedia.