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Video shows cop moments after shooting Air Force vet


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A new video obtained exclusively by 11Alive News shows DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen moments after fatally shooting Anthony Hill.

The video, recorded on a cell phone by a resident of the Chamblee-area apartment complex where the shooting occurred, shows Olsen walking around Hill's body and talking to witnesses. He appears to be the only officer on the scene until two-and-a-half minutes in, when another officer arrives. Olsen appears to explain what happened before sirens can be heard in the distance and two EMTs walk over.

Early in the video, Olsen asks a bystander, "Are you serious?" when the man tries to get too close to Hill's body. Olsen then directs the man to step back. He also asks two witnesses what they saw, then separates them.

Criminal defense attorney and former police officer Philip Holloway said he thinks Olsen was doing the best he could after the shooting.

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

(WXIA) -- It's going to be "more of the same" on the Atlanta area's highways and interstates this weekend, as Georgia Department of Transportation crews take to the streets.

Drivers are asked to avoid travel on interstates 20 and 285, if possible. GDOT will close lanes in several areas, which could result in lengthy delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Interstate 20

Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Langhorn and McDaniel streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between the Downtown Connector and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

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.