Ma’Khia Bryant’s funeral to be held Friday at a church in Columbus


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The funeral of Ma’Khia Bryant will take place Friday at the First Church of God at 1 p.m., with viewing time at noon.

Public is invited to attend. Masks required, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The church is at 3480 Refugee Road.

Ma’Khia Bryantthe 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer on Tuesday, April 20, was the 34th person to be shot and killed by law enforcement in Ohio’s capital city over the past six years.

Columbus police were called to a domestic disturbance late Tuesday afternoon on Legion Lane in east Columbus, where body camera footage shows Bryant in an altercation. When Bryant appears to try to stab another person, an officer shoots her four times.

That officer is no longer on street duty as the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation looks into the shooting.

The First Church of God is also where funeral services were held for Andre Hill.

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