Columbus police chief to fire officer who fatally shot Black man

Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan on Thursday night announced plans to fire an officer who fatally shot a Black man earlier this week.

Andre Hill, 47, was shot Tuesday night by officer Adam Coy.

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Video showed Hill coming from the garage of a home he was visiting and holding up a cellphone in his left hand moments before he was fatally shot, according to the Associated Press.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday announced his office has been appointed special prosecutor into the investigation.

“Every use of deadly force is serious, and the loss of life is an occasion for grief,” Yost stated in a release. “BCI will conduct a complete, independent and expert investigation – a search for the truth. We conduct more officer involved shooting investigations than any agency in the state of Ohio, and will pursue every lead without favoritism or regard to politics.”

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