The Columbus, Ohio police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding teen as she lunged at another female is a military-trained expert marksman.
Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant earlier this week with marksman accuracy.
The Daily Beast reported that Reardon is a US Air National Guardsman who received an expert marksman badge with an M-4 Carbine.
Reardon was also a member of the wrestling team at Bishop Watterson Catholic School in Columbus.
— BWHS Wrestling (@WattyWrestling) January 23, 2017
Reardon rolled up to a chaotic scene unfolding in the front yard of the home after two frantic 911 calls made to authorities warned of an attempted stabbing.
Screaming could be heard in the background as the 911 caller told the dispatcher that people were