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Critics: Why did officer kill unarmed man?
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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.

At the DeKalb Board of Commissioners meeting, protesters demanded accountability for the police killing of an unarmed man.

"The man he was confronting, Anthony Hill, was completely unarmed so it was completely within the realm of possibility to use a non-lethal force of de-escalation, and he chose to fire two bullets at point-blank range into his heart," said protester Aurielle Marie.

DeKalb County police have turned over the investigation over to the GBI. Two of their agents visited the apartment complex looking for surveillance video. They were told the cameras there don't work.

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