Bodycam footage has emerged of Ohio police shooting an unarmed black man six seconds after he emerged from his friend’s garage with his hands up, holding a cell phone.
Andre Hill, 47, was at his friend’s home in Columbus, Ohio, in the early hours of Tuesday morning when a neighbor placed a non-emergency call about a suspicious vehicle in the street. They told the operator a man was outside Hills’ friend’s home in a car and that he was turning it on and off again repeatedly.
Cops arrived at his friends’ home at around 1.47am. It’s unclear why, but he was in the garage and the garage door was open. Hill died less than an hour later at a Riverside Hospital at 2:25 a.m.
There is no audio at the start of the bodycam footage because Adam Coy, the cop involved, did not turn his camera on until after he shot him which, according to the police, triggered a ‘look back’ feature on the camera that captures picture but not sound.
The video was released on Wednesday after the cop – Adam Coy – was fired.
Hill’s family haven now hired Ben Crump, the attorney who represented Breonna Taylor’s family. Crump said in a statement that Hill is the 47th unarmed black man to be shot dead by cops this year.
The man walked toward the police officers with his cellphone in his left hand and his right hand in his pocket
The bodycam footage shows Coy arriving and approaching the garage. Six seconds after Hill comes into view, he is shot.
He was shot as he walked towards Coy holding a…