The Franklin County Coroner’s Workplace on Friday (March 26) launched an autopsy report that exposed Andre’ Hill was shot 4 instances by former Columbus police officer Adam Coy.
Coy shot and killed the 47-year-old whereas responding to a report of a suspicious automobile within the Ohio capital’s northwest facet. A caller reported the automobile parked on the road exterior his dwelling that was idling.
The post-mortem report claims Hill was shot as soon as within the chest and thrice in his proper leg. His method of loss of life was beforehand dominated a murder.
Ben Crump, the lawyer for the Hill household, stated the now-fired officer Coy opened hearth with out first giving Hill any verbal instructions to place his hand up and shot him 4 instances. He additionally claimed the body-cam footage confirms the “pointless, unjustifiable and mindless taking pictures of Andre Hill.”
“The place is the humanity for Andre Hill? The place is the humanity for this Columbus citizen who had dedicated no crime, had no weapon, was unarmed, solely holding a cellphone? The place’s the humanity for this citizen, for this father, this grandfather, this brother?” Crump stated throughout a information convention in Columbus following the discharge of the physique cam footage, ABC News writes. “It makes you surprise if that they had been making an attempt to save lots of his life versus making an attempt to place handcuffs on him, would Andre Hill be with us at the moment?”
In February, Coy was charged with homicide within the fee of a felony, felonious assault, dereliction of obligation for failure to activate his physique digicam, and dereliction of obligation for failing to inform his fellow officer he felt Hill offered a hazard.
A $1,000,000 bond has been set for Coy. He’s presently awaiting trial.