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

Hill
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s mother and other relatives collected his belongings from his apartment in the same complex where he was killed. A man who identified himself as a cousin, said the family wanted Hill remembered as a man who served his country.
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We appreciate his military service,
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the cousin said.

The cousin also said Hill was an aspiring musician. He referred all other questions to the family
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s attorney.

Hill's girlfriend Bridgett Anderson, posted pictures of the two on her Twitter account. In one post she asked,
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I thought cops were suppose(d) to protect and serve??? They took the love of my life away!!!!

Tuesday night a group of about twenty people marched through the apartment complex and changed
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Police murder, no more." They said another protest would be held on Saturday.

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