Police chief moves to fire officer who fatally shot unarmed Black man

An investigation has been launched into a police shooting after body camera footage showed Andre Hill approach an officer that responded to a non-emergency call on Tuesday morning.
1:47 | 12/25/20

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Next tonight, the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, speaking out for the first time. Body cam video shows that Andre hill was shot just moments after police approached him and they made no attempt to render him aid as he lay dying. And late today, the chief of police taking action. Here's ac Marcus Moore. Reporter: Tonight, the Columbus police chief recommending the officer who shot and killeear-old Andre hill be fired but his grieving family saying they want him behind bars. I need him to do sometime. Reporter: Police body camera video shows hill approaching an officer who responded to a non-emergency call early Tuesday morning. Here you can see him holding a cell phone in his left hand. His rind was not visible. At this point, officer Adam coy, a 19-year veteran, raises his weapon and fires and instead of helping a wounded hill, he shouts commands. Put your Hands off to the side! These cops are too aggressive. They were cussing out my dad after they shot him. If you watch the video, you can hear him gasping for his last breaths and they're just cussing at him to put his hands behind his back and move his hands and he's laying there, shot. Reporter: The camera only turned on after the shooting, automatically records one minute of silent video prior to being activated. Hill's heartbroken relatives tonight remembering his love for life. Life is good to us, so god bless all y'all out there. Reporter: And hoping for justice. It's just so hard, because I haven't even gotten through processing how my dad is not going to be walking through these doors for Christmas. Reporter: There has been no comment from officer coy. Th police chief said in part his recommendation to fire him was not a rush to judgment, that his violation cost an innocent man his life. All right, Marcus, thank you.

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