LeBron James deleted a controversial tweet about the shooting death of Ma'Khia Bryant, which garnered a lot of attention online.
Bryant was shot Tuesday afternoon by Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon.
According to Interim Police Chief Michael Woods, a caller said someone was trying to stab people.
Video from Reardon's body camera released by police shows Bryant appearing to attempt to stab a woman with a knife before Reardon fired.
James wrote "YOUR NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY" in the now-deleted tweet which featured an unverified photo believed to show Reardon.
A few hours later James explained his reason for removing the tweet, writing, "I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY."
Bryant's death has led to vigils and protests being held in Columbus.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.