An Ohio police officer shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday as she attacked two other people with what appeared to be a knife in east Columbus, body camera footage released just hours after the fatal shooting shows.
Police were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. on a report of someone attempting to stab others at a home.
As soon as police pulled up, a young female can be seen tackling another female to the ground with what appeared to be a knife in her hand. The girl can then be seen charging at another nearby female while raising the apparent knife in the air, at which point the officer fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the attacker.
The crowd on Legion Lane is growing (language warning). This is a very raw scene. Many are screaming and crying. pic.twitter.com/IaakFXs6NV
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“She came at them with a knife,” the officer can be heard saying as other officers tended to the girl on the ground.