Columbus, Ohio, police release bodycam footage of officer fatally shooting Black teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday in Columbus, just before a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd last year.

In an unprecedented move, Columbus police later showed body camera footage of an officer shooting the girl, who was Black, as she appeared to attempt to stab two people with a knife.

The video shows an officer approaching a driveway with a group of young people standing there. In the video, it appears that the teenager, who was moments later shot by police, pushes or swings at a person who falls to the ground.

As the footage continues, the teenager then appears to swing a knife at a girl who is on the hood of a car, and the officer fires his weapon what sounds like four times, striking the girl.

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