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Activist honor unarmed Air Force veteran shot and killed by DeKalb County police

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A crowd of nearly 100 marched in downtown Decatur Wednesday demanding justice for the family of Anthony Hill.

“He was a veteran who served the Air Force both in Iraq and Afghanistan and his life was taken on Monday,” said Nelini Stamp with Rise Up Georgia.

Hill was shot to death Monday afternoon by DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.

Police say the seven-year veteran was responding to a suspicious person's call at the Heights at Chamblee apartments.

Hill, who was on medication for psychological problems, was naked and running around the apartment complex when police say he charged Olsen.

Olsen fired two shots. Hill was unarmed.

“Neither his conduct nor his character nor his behavior warranted fatal shots,” said Christopher Chestnut, Hill's family attorney.

“There should be an escalating gravity of force deployed. There was a Taser. Certainly this officer was trained in how to restrain someone coming at him or someone running from him. Certainly we feel there were other options,” Chestnut said.

“He is left by his girlfriend and his family, his parents,” said Stamp.

This is the second time in three months that a DeKalb County Officer has been involved in a controversial fatal shooting.

In December, Kevin Davis was shot and killed after an officer stormed his apartment.

Camp says enough is enough.

“We are here to let people know that we can't sit still anymore. If this has happened more than once in DeKalb County, that is a trend,” Camp said

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