United States: Outrage after policeman kills unarmed black man

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was in the garage of a house on the night of Monday to Tuesday when he was hit by several bullets by the police officer.

A black man was killed by a white policeman in Columbus, Ohio, the second in a few weeks in this northern city of the United States, sparking outrage in a country crossed since the spring by a historic movement against violence policewomen.

Andre Maurice Hill, 47, was in the garage of a house on the night of Monday to Tuesday when he was hit by several bullets by the police officer. The police had been called on the spot for a minor incident.

Suspended policeman

The officer’s pedestrian camera footage shows Andre Hill walking towards the officer holding a cell phone in his left hand, his other hand remaining invisible. Seconds later, the agent fires and Hill collapses. No sound comes to explain the circumstances of the shots.

The agent, Adam Coy, and his colleague, will wait several minutes before approaching the victim, still alive, and who will die later. Hill, who was unarmed, is the second African American to be killed by police in less than three weeks in Columbus.

Adam Coy has been suspended. According to local media, he has already been the target of complaints of excessive use of force.

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