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Pivotal day looms in Anthony Hill shooting case

DECATUR, Ga. -- Thursday is a big day in the Anthony Hill police-shooting case in DeKalb County.

The district attorney will ask a Grand Jury to indict the officer for murder.

The night before, supporters of Hill continued their 24-hour-a-day vigil.

Supporters who have been camping outside the courthouse since Monday know that Grand Juries in Georgia rarely indict police officers accused of killing someone in the line of duty.

Photos | Anthony Hill

“It’s sad,” Hill's mother Carolyn Giummo said.

Giummo just arrived in Atlanta with others in her family, from Charleston, confident, she said, that District Attorney Robert James will convince this Grand Jury to indict officer Robert Olsen for murder.

GBI: No further criminal investigation of DeKalb

DECATUR, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has no intent to pursue new criminal charges against DeKalb County officials following a recent investigation into claims made in a fiery corruption report.

The report was compiled by independent investigators Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde on the instruction of DeKalb County itself. But before the report was even completed, Bowers, a former Georgia attorney general, commented that the county was “rotten to the core” drawing backlash officials.

Bowers also said the county was rife with “appalling corruption” and “corrosive and widespread misconduct” in a report he co-wrote.

Protesters continue camp out ahead of Anthony Hill grand jury meeting

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A group of activists is continuing to stake out in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse ahead of a grand jury meeting involving an officer-involved fatal shooting.

Rise Up Georgia have camped out in frigid temperatures over the last several nights. They’re hosting a protest ahead of a grand jury meeting with District Attorney Robert James, who will decide whether to formally charge the officer responsible for the death of Anthony Hill.

 The 27-year-old was naked and unarmed when he was shot by Officer Robert Olsen in March 2015. Olsen will testify during the grand jury hearing on Thursday.

Fire leaves 5 homeless in Decatur

DECATUR, Ga. -- An early morning fire has left a family of five without a home in Decatur, Ga.

The fire happened  around 3:30 a.m. at  2912 Belleau Lane. According to DeKalb County Fire Capt. Eric Jackson, the blaze was possibly electrical in nature, and may have begun in a breaker box, according to the homeowner's report. When firefighters arrived, the fire had engulfed the garage and attic.

The occupants of the house -- Rosa Smith, her husband and three kids -- were able to get out of the house safely. 

 “My son woke me up.. knocked on my bedroom door and woke me up," Smith said.

Group camps out in dangerously low temps. for Anthony Hill

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Instead of bundling up against the frigid temperatures Monday night, a group of activists chose to camp out on the stairs of the DeKalb County Courthouse stairs.

Hill, a 27-year-old military veteran, was shot and killed by DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen in March 2015. The unarmed Hill was naked and acting erratically in the moments before Olsen shot him, according to accounts.

PHOTOS | Anthony Hill

Arrest made in fatal drive-by shooting of teen

DECATUR, Ga. – Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a teenager in DeKalb County.

Bruce Howard was arrested Friday in Atlanta. He’s charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jaylon Maddox.

The arrest stems from a shooting Wednesday night on Ember Drive in Decatur.de

Just before 9:30 p.m., officers found two victims on the side of the road. According to police, Maddox and 27-year-old Justin Sellers were shot during a 

Maddox died of his injuries.

Sellers is in serious but stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

DA seeking murder charge for officer who killed naked veteran

DECATUR, Ga - The Dekalb County District Attorney says he's going to ask a grand jury to indict an officer who shot and killed an unarmed naked man, with murder.

On March 9, 2015, DeKalb Coutny Police Officer Robert Olsen shot 27-year-old Anthony Hill when Olsen said the man lunged at him.  Olsen had been called to Hill's apartment complex after receiving a report that the man was behaving erratically.  Other witnesses have said Hill was only walking toward the officer and clearly did not have any weapons.

On Thursday, DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said he would seek charges for two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, violating the oath of office and making a false statement when he presented the case Jan. 21.