The death of Ma’Khia Bryant is the latest fatal police shooting to capture national attention, and now the woman pictured in the video with Bryant is reportedly receiving death threats over the incident.
The 16-year-old was shot multiple times after police responded to a 911 call in Columbus, Ohio, about an altercation happening outside of the foster home Bryant was living in at the time.
Body camera footage shows the teenager approaching a young woman while holding a knife, which is when police reportedly opened fire.
Bryant’s aunt has said that Ma’Khia made one of the two 911 calls placed prior to the police arriving on the scene, but law enforcement has not yet confirmed the identity of either caller.
But according to Fox 8, the woman Bryant appeared to be lunging at when police shot her was identified and doxed by people online. After her address and photo began circulating on social media, the woman reportedly told police she was receiving death threats.
Fox 8 reported that the woman, often referred to online as “the girl in pink” for the bright outfit she was wearing in the video, said people were telling her she “should be beat or killed” and that someone claimed “they were on their way to her current address to kill her.”
Many details about the shooting and the events leading up to it are still uncertain, though video of the woman in pink being escorted from the scene featured her saying that Bryant “fucking came at me with a knife.”
Bryant’s foster mother, Angela Moore, has said that the argument between Bryant and two of her former foster children, including the woman in pink, was “over keeping the house clean.” She also said that woman is the one who called her to tell her what had happened after Bryant was shot by police.
“I never in my worst nightmare would have thought it would ever come to this,” Moore told CNN.
The woman in pink has reportedly gone to stay with a relative in Cleveland to avoid the threats against her as a result of the doxing.