Bodycam footage released by the city on Wednesday shows Columbus cop Adam Coy, a 19-year veteran of the force, and another unidentified officer as they responded to a call early on Tuesday, purportedly about a man behaving strangely in a residential neighborhood.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found Andre Hill, 47, standing in a garage. The man is seen taking several steps toward Coy while holding a cell phone – but seconds later, Coy raises his gun and fires on Hill, who immediately collapses to the ground, later dying of his injuries. No weapons were found at the scene.
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Because Coy did not activate his body camera until after the shooting, the first moments of the fatal encounter lack audio and do not reveal what was said between the two men. The police cameras have a built-in “look-back” feature which captures video, but not sound, 60 seconds before the device is engaged by an officer. Police also noted there is no dashcam footage of the incident because the call was “non-emergency.”