Ma’Khia Bryant
Black Lives Matter activists confront Columbus Police outside of Columbus Police headquarters during a protest in reaction to the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant on April 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Columbus Police revealed the identity of the officer who shot and killed Ma'Khia Bryant.
  • Police say that Officer Nicholas Reardon fired the shot that killed Bryant.
  • Reardon was hired by police in December 2019.
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The Columbus Ohio Police Department on Wednesday identified Nicholas Reardon as the police officer who discharged his firearm Tuesday, shooting and killing 16-year-old Mi'Khia Bryant.

Columbus Interim Police Chief Michael Woods said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that Reardon joined the Columbus Police Department in December 2019.

Bodycam footage released by police showed Bryant running past an officer while holding what the police said was a knife. Bryant was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police also Wednesday released audio of the 911 call that led police to the property Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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