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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.

Monday, DeKalb Police said they responded to a 911 call about a suspicious man running through The Heights at Chamblee Apartments. They said they found Hill naked and that he had charged Olson.

Olson fired two shots, killing Hill.

Olson is a 7 year veteran of the department. His superiors later said that Hill was not armed.

Protesters gathered in DeKalb County Wednesday evening, asking whether a less-deadly use of force could have been an option – perhaps using a taser or pepper spray.

Police said Olson had both items on his duty belt.

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