COLUMBUS, Ohio – A former Ohio police officer was indicted in the fatal shooting of a Black man last month, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Adam Coy, a white man who formerly served with the Columbus Police Department, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury in the shooting death of Andre Hill, 47, WBNS reported. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Coy was indicted on charges of murder, felonious assault and dereliction of duty, the television station reported.
On Dec. 22, Coy and another officer, Amy Detweiler, responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, WBNS reported.
Police body camera footage showed Hill emerging from a garage and holding up a cellphone in his left hand, seconds before he was fatally shot by Coy, according to The Associated Press. Coy had not activated the body camera, but an automatic “look back” feature captured the shooting without audio.
Detweiler told investigators that Coy yelled, “There’s a gun in his other hand” before opening fire, WBNS reported.
Hill was on the garage floor for several minutes before an officer came to his aid, according to the AP. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died, the television station reported. Police did not find a weapon at the scene.
Coy was fired on Dec. 28.
Yost said Coy will make his first court appearance on Thursday, WBNS reported.