A Columbus cop shot and killed an African-American man in his own garage … and it all happened in 10 seconds.
Cops were responding to a non-emergency call … someone reported a guy inside a car, turning the ignition on and off.
When officers arrived, they noticed the garage of 47-year-old Andre Maurice Hill was open. and Hill came out.
You don’t hear the first 60 seconds of audio … the cop’s bodycam wasn’t turned on. The cops shined their flashlights on Hill, who turned around and held his cellphone high in the air, almost to say he was not armed. They shot Hill, then ordered him to roll over on his stomach. He was unable to do anything but moan because he had been fatally shot. He died a short time later.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says he was outraged by the shooting and demanded that the officer who shot Hill be fired. The Mayor was not just outraged at the shooting cop. He said he noted the bodycam video shows none of the officers jumped to give Hill any first aid … no compression on the wound to stop the bleeding, no CPR. Columbus, Ohio police.
The police report does not go into any detail about the shooting other than to say, “Officer discharged his firearm upon confronting Mr. Hill. Mr. Hill did not survive his injuries.”
The officer who shot and killed Hill is on paid administrative leave. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the probe.