Who is Ma'Khia Bryant's mom Paula and what has she said?

SIXTEEN-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was fatally shot multiple times by police during an argument with another girl.

The police-involved shooting, which was caught on camera, happened just moments before former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

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Who is Ma'Khia Bryant's mom Paula?

Paula Bryant is the mother of Ma'Khia Bryant, the teenager shot dead by police in Ohio after an altercation with two others.

Ma’Khia’s mom, Paula Bryant, described her daughter as a "sweet child" who was on the honor roll at school.

Little at this stage is known about Paula Bryant, however, meaww.com reported that she is associated with the Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in some capacity.

She works at Arbor's East Skilled Nursing and Rehab and the Franklin Medical Center.

Cops say they were called to the scene by a person who said someone was trying to stab them at 4.32pm, with officers arriving on scene minutes later at 4.44pm

Video from the incident showed two females arguing, as one was thrown to the ground.

The girl standing appeared to have a weapon in her hand – which police said was a knife – and moved against a vehicle with another female.

As the pair moved toward the vehicle, the girl who cops say had a blade raised her arm.

Someone could be heard yelling "Get down!" multiple times as an officer immediately pulled out his gun and fired repeated shots.

The girl then collapsed to the ground.

Cops have yet to reveal the victim's identity – but she was identified by family as 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

What has Paula said? 

Speaking to WBNS, Paula Bryant described her daughter as a “very loving, peaceful little girl”.

She added: "Ma'Khia had a motherly nature about her. She promoted peace."

"That's something that I want to always be remembered."

According to meaww.com, Paula posted on social media about her daughter’s passing.

"Fly high in heaven baby girl," Paula wrote on Facebook.

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