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Funeral held for man fatally shot by DeKalb police


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Funeral services were held Sunday for a man shot and killed by a DeKalb County police officer.

Anthony Hill was naked and acting erratically on March 9 when police say he lunged towards Officer Robert Olsen.

Olsen fired two shots, killing Hill.

Hill's funeral was at a high school auditorium outside of Charleston, South Carolina, where his family lives.

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

Area unemployment rate climbs in January

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed to 6.2 percent in January.

That's up from December's 6.0 percent, but considerably lower than the 7.1 percent in January 2014.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent this January.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the rate increased because of the loss of about 35,100 jobs, mostly seasonal positions.

But the Atlanta area had the largest January-to-January job growth ever recorded, adding 104,400 jobs over the course of the year.

The metropolitan Atlanta area consists of 29 counties, including the recently added Morgan County.

Metro Gainesville had January's lowest jobless rate, at 5.2 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.3 percent.

Vigil in memory of Anthony Hill being held Wednesday

Vigil in memory of Anthony Hill being held Wednesday

DEKALB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – The family of Anthony Hill still has unanswered questions about his death.

Twenty-six year-old Hill was shot and killed Monday afternoon in DeKalb County. DeKalb Police Officer Robert Olson fired the shots.

As the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into the shooting, more information is emerging about Hill.


Family members say Hill was in the US Air Force
and served in Afghanistan. Since returning, he had been struggling with medical issues. He was an aspiring musician and was engaged to be married.

Family of man shot by police said he fought for his country


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga -- The family of Anthony Hill said they want him to be remembered as a man who served his country, not as an unarmed naked man who was shot by a police officer.

Hill, 26, served in Afghanistan in the United States Air Force. A family member said he was having medical issues ever since he returned from the war.

Hill was unarmed and unclothed when he was shot and killed by DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olson. Police said Hill was running at the officer and refused to stop when Olson fired two shots.

Hill's family has hired Atlanta attorney Christopher Chestnut. In a press release from his publicist Chestnut said he was retained to "ensure that a transparent investigation is conducted."

Critics: Why did officer kill unarmed man?

Critics: Why did officer kill unarmed man?

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Critics are questioning why an unarmed, naked man was shot to death by police in DeKalb County.

Police responded to reports of a suspicious man acting erratically at The Heights at Chamblee apartment complex Monday afternoon. When officers arrived, they found Anthony Hill unclothed in the parking lot. Hill charged at DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen, who fired two shots, killing the 26-year-old man.

On Twitter, memorials have poured in for Hill, a military veteran. Residents said he had lived in the apartment complex for just a few months. They described him as quiet.

Police ID officer involved in fatal shooting of unarmed naked man

Police ID officer involved in fatal shooting of unarmed naked man

DEKALB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – A DeKalb County police officer shot and killed a naked, unarmed man at an apartment complex Monday afternoon.

It happened in the parking lot at the Heights at Chamblee complex in the 3000 block of Chamblee Tucker Road.

Exactly what happened in the parking lot is not being debated. The stories from police and witnesses are consistent. What an investigation – led by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – will determine is if the DeKalb County police officer was justified in shooting the man.

Police were called to the Heights apartments by a 911 caller who said a suspicious man was running through the complex.

"The caller reported a male acting deranged, knocking on doors and crawling around on the ground naked," said DeKalb County Police Chief Dr. Cedric Alexander in a Monday afternoon news conference.

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.