Teen Girl Reportedly Killed By Columbus Police On Afternoon Of Chauvin Verdicts

Written by on April 20, 2021

A teenage lady was reportedly shot lifeless by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon, about the identical time {that a} jury in Minneapolis was returning responsible verdicts towards Derek Chauvin, a former cop, within the killing final 12 months of George Floyd.

In accordance with native reviews, police had been responding to a 911 name about an tried stabbing when the taking pictures occurred. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther later confirmed {that a} police officer had been concerned within the dying of a “younger girl.”

“We have no idea the entire particulars,” Ginther mentioned. “There’s body-worn digicam footage of the incident. We’re working to assessment it as quickly as doable.”

The mayor added that the Ohio Bureau of Legal Investigation was “on the scene” conducting an unbiased probe into the taking pictures.

Police had not launched particulars in regards to the taking pictures or the officer as of Tuesday evening.

Relations of the sufferer recognized the lady to informed native reporters as a “loving” teenager and a “candy baby.” WSYX-TV mentioned she was taken to a hospital in crucial situation and was pronounced lifeless simply earlier than 5:30 p.m. native time.

A lady who recognized herself because the lady’s aunt mentioned she was a “good child.” 

Tons of of miles away in Minneapolis, Chauvin was convicted on Tuesday afternoon of two counts of homicide and one depend of manslaughter.

Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on Might 25, 2020, after Chauvin, a white officer, knelt on his neck for practically 10 minutes in an arrest try. Amongst Floyd’s final phrases have been “I can’t breathe.”

After phrase of the taking pictures unfold within the southeast Columbus neighborhood, a crowd started to assemble Tuesday evening close to the location, which was surrounded nonetheless by police tape, in line with the Columbus Dispatch. A number of protesters carried Black Lives Matter indicators, and one man, Ok.C. Taynor, recalling earlier aid over the Chauvin verdicts, informed the Dispatch: “We don’t get to have a good time nothing. … In the long run, you realize what, you possibly can’t be Black.”

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