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Anthony Hill case: DA seeks murder charges for officer who killed naked man

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Officer Robert Olsen Officer Robert Olsen
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James

The DeKalb County District Attorney said he will present the case involving the shooting death of Air Force veteran Anthony Hill to a criminal grand jury.

DA Robert James is seeking an indictment on charges of felony murder, violation of oath, making false statements, and aggravated assault.

“Our position is that the facts and the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Anthony Hill warrant a charge of felony murder," said James.

According to DeKalb County police, officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Hill after he allegedly lunged at the officer.

Officers said it started when Olsen responded to a suspicious person call at The Heights at Chamblee apartments on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in March.

“The caller reported a male acting deranged, knocking on doors, crawling around on the ground naked," said DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander. "The caller reported the man had taken off all his clothes and was just running around throughout the entire complex."

Investigators said when the officer encountered Hill, things turned violent.

“When the male saw the officer he charged, running at the officer," the police chief said. "The officer told him to stop while stepping back at which point he drew his weapon and fired two shots.”

In October, a grand jury recommended further investigation into the incident. 

The DA will present the case to the criminal grand January 21.

“We don’t seek indictments where we don’t believe the facts and the circumstances are present," said James.

“Very hopeful, very elated," is how Hill's girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, described how she was feeling after the announcement. 

“This is only the beginning and just very glad that he decided to go even this further instead of pushing it under the rug," she told CBS46. 

Anderson said she misses her boyfriend of three years and the holidays were very difficult for her. She said Hill served in Afghanistan and suffered from bipolar disorder and PTSD.

She said, “This was his first manic episode ever and he was killed during his first episode.”

Click here to watch the news conference.

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