Police release identity of man shot by police officer outside Atlanta


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ATLANTA — Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by a police officer outside a metro Atlanta apartment complex as 27-year-old Anthony Hill.

DeKalb County police Capt. Steve Fore says Officer Robert Olsen was responding to reports of a suspicious person Monday afternoon and fatally shot Hill. Police said Hill was naked, acting strangely and knocking on doors in the neighborhood but didn't appear to be armed.

DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander said Monday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.

Alexander said the officer saw a naked man in the complex parking lot, and that the man began running toward the officer. The chief said the officer told the man to stop and fired two shots when the man didn't comply.

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