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Naked man shot and killed

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A DeKalb County police officer shot and killed a 27-year-old man Monday afternoon.

According to DeKalb County police, Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed an unarmed Anthony Hill. DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said at a news briefing that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is taking over the case.

Officers said it started shortly after 1 p.m. when Officer Robert Olsen responded to a suspicious person call at The Heights at Chamblee apartments at 3028 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

“The caller reported a male acting deranged, knocking on doors, crawling around on the ground naked," Alexander said. "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.”

Some neighbors question police judgment.

“Maybe the police felt overpowered by him, but if that's the case they should get better policemen that don't feel overpowered by someone that doesn't have a gun.”

Another witnesses said Hill was unarmed and did not charge Olsen. Investigators said no weapon was found at the scene.

“Why would they kill him? He had no guns or nothing. Why would they kill him,” said neighbor, Isaac Blas.

Olsen, who is a seven-year veteran of the force, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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