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    A police officer responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex arrived on the scene, exited his vehicle and shot the man almost immediately. Now a jury must decide if he's guilty of murder. Robert 'Chip' Olsen, then a DeKalb County officer, fatally shot 27-year-old Anthony Hill on March 9, 2015. Olsen, 57, and his attorneys have said he was being attacked, feared for his safety and acted in self-defense. But prosecutors have said he used excessive force against Hill, a naked and unarmed U.S. Air Force veteran with mental health problems. A grand jury indicted Olsen nearly a year later on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement. Olsen resigned following the indictment. Jury selection in his trial is set to start Monday. A felony murder charge doesn't mean prosecutors believe Olsen acted with malice but rather that he killed someone while committing another felony, in this case aggravated assault or violation of his oath. Olsen is white and Hill was black. Against a national backdrop of officers not facing charges after shooting black men, the indictment itself is noteworthy. Gerald Griggs, a leader in the Atlanta NAACP chapter, said supporters of Hill's family plan to pack the courtroom. He said he's optimistic about a conviction but acknowledged that Olsen has some of the best defense attorneys in the state. 'We're expecting the eyes of the community to be watching this very carefully, and we're hopeful that whoever the 12 that are seated as a jury will listen to the evidence and return a verdict that speaks the truth, and that's guilty on all counts,' Griggs said, predicting protests if Olsen is exonerated. Hill had been medically discharged from the Air Force and was being treated for bipolar disorder but had stopped taking his medication because he didn't like the side effects, his girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, said right after he died. Being shot by a police officer was especially tragic, she said. When no indictment was issued for officers in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black Staten Island man who died after a confrontation with white officers, she was angry, she said. But she recalled Hill saying most police are good people. Olsen, who'd been a police officer for seven years, had no significant disciplinary problems prior to the shooting, according to personnel records. In annual evaluations, he consistently received an overall rating of 'exceeds standards' and was commended for his productivity, willingness to take on extra responsibilities and being a team player. During a May 2018 pretrial hearing on a request by Olsen's attorneys to dismiss the charges because Olsen had acted appropriately, the apartment complex maintenance supervisor said he saw Hill outside the leasing office in shorts and a T-shirt saying strange things, like, 'The devil is coming,' and asking for help. He got Hill to go to his apartment, but Hill reemerged without clothes. Leasing office staff called 911. Olsen was responding to that call, told by dispatch there was a naked man who was 'possibly demented.' Hill was squatting in a roadway when Olsen arrived but jumped up and ran toward the patrol car, Olsen testified. Olsen drew his gun as he exited his car and yelled, 'Stop! Stop!' Hill didn't stop, and Olsen shot him 'maybe a second' after giving the order, he testified. The second officer to arrive testified that Olsen said Hill ran at him and 'started pounding on him.' Olsen testified that he didn't remember that conversation. A successful self-defense claim requires evidence that it was reasonable for Olsen to believe Hill was about to kill or gravely injure him or another person. But there was no evidence that Olsen believed Hill was going to kill him, a judge ruled, declining to dismiss the charges. The judge also cited concerns about the former officer's credibility and conflicting testimony. The hearing last year provided a preview of likely trial testimony and there are compelling facts on both sides, said Georgia State University law professor Nirej Sekhon. The fact that Hill was naked and unarmed is a major challenge for the defense, which will also have to explain why Olsen didn't use less-than-lethal force, like a stun gun or pepper spray, he said. Jurors may wonder why Olsen immediately got out of his car, though Sekhon noted that people do often expect police officers to engage with threats when responding to a call. Ultimately, Sekhon said, jurors will have to imagine themselves in Olsen's position and decide whether he acted reasonably. Sekhon said he expects to see Olsen take the stand, that no one else can effectively convey his belief that he was being attacked and was in danger of great bodily harm.
  • Two people are dead after a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub Friday night, officials said. >> Read more trending news  The shooting happened at Old Skool nightclub near Lancaster, WSOC-TV reported. No arrests have been made at this point, police said. Police said Saturday morning that the investigation is ongoing. No other information has been released, but the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more information later Saturday.
  • Police found more than $22,000 worth of drugs inside a New York home Thursday, including a half-pound of cocaine tucked inside an oven mitt, according to felony complaints filed in Syracuse City Court. >> Read more trending news  Police found the knotted bag of cocaine in the mitt, which was hanging on a kitchen cupboard, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Three gray grocery bags filled with more cocaine were hidden inside a nightstand in the master bedroom of the home, the newspaper reported. In the basement, 10 doses were found inside envelopes stamped with the words 'Body Bags,' police said in the complaint. A small amount of crack cocaine was found wrapped in plastic and hidden in a black safe, according to the Post-Standard. Police arrested Angel DeJesus, Monique Gaulden-DeJesus and Amy Hoffman, WSYR reported. They were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 25 years to life in prison, according to the radio station. All three are being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center without bail, according to jail records.
  • Police are searching for a thief who broke into a Massachusetts home and stole a man's WWII bayonet, which was a gift from his late brother-in-law. >> Read more trending news  The German artifact, which is more than 70 years old, comes from the Normandy invasion in June 1944 and is of huge significance to its owner. 'He gave it to me a long time ago, 60 years ago,' said the victim, who prefers to remain anonymous. 'He was in the invasion of Normandy. 'That's how he got the souvenir. ... So it was tough. He didn't talk about it much or at all.' Along with the bayonet, police said the thief also took the victim's wallet about a month ago when his Saugus home was broken into. Now, police said they have photos of the person they believe committed the thefts after the suspect used the stolen credit cards at nearby businesses. The victim told WFXT he only noticed his home was broken into the next morning, where his bayonet, credit cards and cash from his wallet were missing.  'I was angry that someone did that,' said the victim. 'I'm still angry about it. Someone breaking in like that.' Police are determined to find the suspect based on surveillance footage showing the burglar using the stolen credit cards. The victim told WFXT other homes were broken into around the same time, just a few blocks away from his house. 'I'd try to grab him and whack him a few times,' the victim told WFXT. 'I was just angry about it.
  • Barron Hilton, who expanded his father's hotel empire and was a founding team owner in the American Football League, died Thursday. He was 91. >> Read more trending news  Hilton's death was announced by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The New York Times reported. Hilton died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hilton served as chief executive officer of the Hilton hotel chain for 30 years. The Blackstone Group bought the chain for $26 billion in 2007, purchasing a chain that included 2,800 hotels with 480,000 rooms in 76 countries, the Los Angeles Times reported. In a statement, Hilton Hotels said, 'the world of hospitality mourns for one of the greats.” 'Barron Hilton was an incredible family man, business leader and philanthropist. From his leadership of our company for more than three decades to the transformative work he led with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for many years, Barron was a man unlike any other,” Hilton Hotels’ president and CEO, Christopher J. Nassetta said in the statement. William Barron Hilton was born in Dallas on Oct. 23, 1927. He served in the Navy and was an entrepreneur before joining his father's company in 1951, working in the operations department, the Los Angeles Times reported. By 1954, he had been promoted to vice president. Hilton was one of the charter owners in the American Football League, forming the Los Angeles Chargers when the league began play in 1960. Hilton moved the team to San Diego in 1961 after the franchise lost $900,000 in its inaugural season, and the Chargers won the 1963 AFL title, The New York Times reported. The Chargers returned to their roots in 2017, becoming the Los Angeles Chargers again. Dean Spanos, the current owner of the Chargers, said in a statement that Hilton was 'a pioneering leader.' 'A founding father and charter member of the upstart AFL’s sarcastically self-dubbed ‘Foolish Club,’ Barron was a pioneering leader, risk-taking entrepreneur, prolific philanthropist, devoted family man and, of course, anything but foolish,' Spanos said. 'Without Barron, there would be no Chargers.' Paris Hilton tweeted Friday that her grandfather was 'a visionary.' 'His spirit, heart and legacy will live on in me,' she tweeted.
  • A marriage proposal went horribly wrong in Tanzania early Friday, as a Louisiana man died while attempting an underwater marriage proposal, his girlfriend wrote on social media. >> Read more trending news  Kenesha Antoine, an attorney in Baton Rouge, posted on Facebook that her boyfriend, Steven Weber Jr., of Zachary, died during the couple's trip overseas, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. It was 'the cruelest twist of fate imaginable,' Antoine wrote on Facebook. Antoine said the couple was vacationing at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island. The cabin at the resort had a submerged bedroom, including windows looking out into the water. Antoine wrote in the post that Weber died before he reached the surface to hear her 'Yes' to his marriage proposal, WBRZ reported. 'You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!” We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable,' Antoine wrote. Antoine said the couple was vacationing at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, an elaborate cabin with a submerged bedroom, including windows looking out into the water. Antoine shared a video showing Weber swimming up to the glass with handwritten messages, with the final message being the proposal, The Advocate reported. Weber then pulls out a ring, and Antoine can be heard exclaiming 'Yes,' the newspaper reported. Weber is shown swimming out of the frame, but Antoine said her boyfriend never made it back to the surface. It is not clear what caused Weber's death. The U.S. Department of State confirmed a U.S. tourist had died in Tanzania but did not offer any other details, WBRZ reported. Weber was a graduate of Zachary High School, who attended Delgado Community College, LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, The Advocate reported.
  • An assisted living facility worker in Florida is accused of falling asleep in a minivan, as the disabled man he was caring for died in the hot vehicle, authorities said Friday. >> Read more trending news  Joshua D. Russell, 26, of St. Petersburg, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult in connection with the May 9 incident, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. Russell, who was working at Crossroads of Pinellas, an assisted living facility in Seminole, had taken John LaPointe, 35, to a doctor’s appointment, the Tampa Bay Times reported. At a news conference, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said LaPointe had Down syndrome, was nonverbal and had the intellectual capacity of a 1-year-old. According to deputies, Russell said he stopped by his home after the appointment and took kratom, WTSP reported. He told deputies he began to feel ill and parked the assisted living facility's Toyota Sienna minivan to take a nap, the television station reported. Russell said he later woke up in a sweat from the minivan's heat and noticed LaPointe was not breathing, WFTS reported. Russell attempted CPR but could not revive LaPointe, the television station reported. Investigators said LaPointe died of heatstroke, Gualtieri said. 'This poor guy baked in that car,' Gualtieri said at the news conference.  Russell went back into his home to retrieve a gun and called his mother, who worked at the assisted living facility, telling her he was going to kill himself, the Times reported. Deputies later arrested Russell on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Russell posted bail May 14, the newspaper reported. The charge filed Friday was added after the medical examiner's office ruled LaPointe died of hyperthermia, the Times reported. Investigators estimated the temperature inside the minivan reached 125 degrees, the newspaper reported. Russell was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he remains in lieu of $50,000 bond, according to arrest records.
  • A Florida police detective said he was 'only joking' last month when he told a fellow officer there would be an 'active shooter situation' at police headquarters if he did not receive an assignment he wanted. >> Read more trending news  The officer said the Aug. 5 comment 'made the hairs on the back of his neck stand up.' Now, detective Steve Bergren of the Tarpon Springs Police Department is without a job as he resigned Thursday before police Chief Robert Kochen could fire him, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Bergren, an 11-year veteran of the police department, wrote a letter to the police chief to say he was only joking, the newspaper reported. “In his letter he says it was in jest, but in hindsight it was ill-advised,' Tarpon Springs Police Maj. Jeffrey Young told the Times. “In today’s society you just can’t say something like that and not be held accountable for it.” In his letter, Bergren apologized for his comment. “During the course of this conversation, I made a statement in jest referencing an active shooter,” Bergren wrote. “I never imagined when the statement was made that it would be perceived ... as a potential threat to our shared workplace.' Bergren also wrote his 'attempt at humor' was ill-advised.  “Read read“I failed to appreciate how recent tragic events could lead to a statement referencing an active shooter being misperceived,” he wrote, The name of the detective who heard Bergren's comment was not released by police officials. In a release, police officials said the officer did not believe Bergren was joking. “The other detective said Bergren made this statement in a stoic manner and not giving any indication that this was a joke,” officials told the Times. The internal investigation will be sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Standards Commission.  Bergren could not be reached for comment Friday, the Times reported. His attorney with the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association did not return a request for comment.
  • Holy anniversary, Batman. The Caped Crusader is 80 years old and it's time to celebrate. >> Read more trending news  Saturday is Batman Day, and the iconic Bat-Signal, which lit the skies of Gotham City to summon Batman in times of trouble, will be lit in cities around the world, The New York Times reported. 'I don't know who he is beneath that mask of his, but I know when we need him, and we need him now!' Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon would say in the campy 1960s 'Batman' television series. Batman's actual 'birthday' was March 30, 1939, when the superhero made his debut in DC Comics, But the Bat-Signal ritual has taken place on Sept. 21 to honor the Dark Knight. In the real Gotham, New York City will project the Bat-Signal on the side of the Domino Sugar Refinery Building in Brooklyn from 8 p.m. until midnight, WNBC reported. 
  • A Pennsylvania woman and her daughter came to the rescue of a pregnant dog that was delivering a litter of puppies on the side of the road, according to an animal shelter in Lancaster County. >> Read more trending news  Bryan Langlois, the co-founder and medical director of Pet Pantry of Lancaster, said the boxer had already delivered four puppies when the two women found the dogs Thursday around 8 p.m., WPMT reported. The women called the police, and a West Hempfield Township officers took the dogs to Pet Pantry, the television station reported. As the officer was driving to the shelter, the boxer gave birth to a fifth puppy in the back of the squad car, Langlois told WPMT. Once at the shelter, the dog gave birth to four more puppies, the television station reported. One of those was stillborn, and a second puppy did not survive overnight, Langlois said. Langlois told WPMT the total litter of surviving puppies included five males and two females. He said the dogs are doing well. 'Mom is a champ,' Langlois said in a news release. 'She knows just what to do, and that makes our job a whole lot easier here.' The mother dog and her puppies will be sent to a foster home after they clear a medical examination, Langlois told WPMT. The puppies will not be available for adoption for at least two months, Langlois said.