Coroner’s report: Ohio officer shot Andre Hill four times


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andre Hill was shot four times by the Ohio police officer who has since been
charged with his death, according to a coroner’s report released Friday.
Former Columbus police officer Adam Coy has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming from
the Dec. 22 shooting of Hill. Coy, who is white, fired as Hill walked out of a garage holding a cell
phone. The 47-year-old Hill was Black.
Hill was shot once in the chest and three times in the right leg, according to the report from the
Franklin County Coroner’s Office.
In addition to one murder charge, Coy, a 19-year member of the force with a long history of complaints
against him, also is charged with counts that include failure to use his body camera and failure to tell
another officer he believed Hill presented a danger. He was fired from his job Dec. 28.
Coy’s attorney has said the officer had "a good faith basis" to believe that Hill was holding a
silver revolver. His client has fully cooperated, attorney Mark Collins has said.
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and former Police Chief William Quinlan sharply criticized officers for
handcuffing Hill after he was shot and then not providing first aid.

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