NBA star LeBron James targeted the Ohio cop who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant, saying, “YOU’RE NEXT” in a since-deleted tweet. The al
NBA star LeBron James targeted the Ohio cop who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant, saying, “YOU’RE NEXT” in a since-deleted tweet.
The all-world hoopster posted the message on Twitter with a photo of Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon, identified as the cop who shot the 16-year-old during a domestic dispute in the Ohio city Tuesday.
“YOU’RE NEXT,” he wrote, followed by a drawing of an hourglass. “#ACCOUNTABILITY,” Fox News reported Wednesday.
James later deleted it, Fox said.
The pointed tweet came after a jury in Minneapolis on Tuesday convicted ex-cop Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in the police custody death of George Floyd.
“ACCOUNTABILITY,” James, who has long been a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter and has spoken out on racial justice issues, tweeted after the verdict.
Authorities in Ohio said Wednesday identified Reardon as the officer who shot Bryant, and said that state investigators are now probing the incident.
Police bodycam footage released by Columbus officials shows Bryant scuffling with two other girls, and lunges at one of them with what appears to be a knife in her hand.
That’s when Reardon is seen firing four rounds, dropping the teen to the ground mortally wounded. She later died at a local hospital.