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Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister called 911 asking to be housed in a new foster home weeks before Bryant was shot or killed by police, the Associated Press reported.

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Ma’Khia Bryant smiles at her mother, Paula. Provided by the Bryant family

  • Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister called 911 in March to ask to be removed from their foster home, the Associated Press reported.

  • A police report says Bryant’s younger sister told police she would have killed someone if she had not been transferred.

  • The AP found that the call is one of more than a dozen that have been made to that house since 2017 to 911.

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Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister, a 16-year-old teenager who was shot and killed by Columbus Ohio police near her foster home this month, called 911 weeks ago to ask to be evicted, The Associated Press reported.

According to AP reviews, the 15-year-old told police dispatchers that the girls were fighting in a foster home where he had been for more than a year.

“I do not want to be here anymore,” the girl said, according to the report.

Police later told the girl she was unable to decide whether to move her.

“The oh then got angry and said that if he could not leave, then he was going to kill someone at home,” said a police report obtained by the AP.

On April 20, Bryant was shot and killed by Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon. Reardon fired four times when Bryant stabbed a woman after pushing another woman to the ground.

It was initially reported that Bryant was the one who called the police on the day of his death, who his cousin Deja Torrens repeated to Insider last week.

Bryant’s grandmother later told The Washington Post that it was Bryant’s sister who made the 911 call.

Bryant’s foster mother, Angela Moore, told the media earlier that she was at work at the time of filming and that her two previous foster children had gone home to celebrate her birthday. They said at the time that they were fighting with Ma’Khia for housework.

Records obtained by the AP show that police have received at least 13 reports of foster children missing from Moore’s home since 2017, as well as other issues there. Moore did not return messages seeking comments from Insider or the AP.

Earlier, Torrens told Insider that Bryant’s biological family was considering a lawsuit and believed that the custody system had failed Bryant.

A spokesman for the Franklin County Children’s Services Agency, which runs the Columbus Foster Care Agency, declined to say whether Moore continued to care for foster children at his home after Bryant’s death, citing confidentiality.

The spokesperson provided Insider with a domestic policy on how the agency conducts post-mortem care. These guidelines do not specify whether the other children remain in foster care pending an investigation.

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