DEKALB COUNTY, GA (WAOK)- A DeKalb County grand jury has indicted the officer who shot and killed an unarmed naked man.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James presented his case to a grand jury Thursday seeking criminal charges against veteran DeKalb County police Officer Robert Olsen.
Olsen shot and killed Anthony Hill, 27, in March claiming that Hill made an aggressive lunge toward him after responding to a call that a man was running around an apartment complex naked.
Olsen turned himself in to the DeKalb County Jail Friday morning. He has since been released on bond.
Hill’s friends and family camped outside the DeKalb County Courthouse all week.
Supporters called the decision “historic.”
Olsen will be the first Georgia officer in six years to stand trial for a shooting death while on the job.
Supporters gathered outside of the courthouse started singing after they learned police Olsen was charged with murder Thursday night.
“It’s time he pays for the murder of Anthony Hill,” said Dawn O’Neal with Rise Up Atlanta.
“The grand jury returned a true bill as to every count of this indictment,” James said a news conference Thursday night.
James said members of a grand jury indicted the veteran DeKalb County police officer on all six counts — including felony murder, aggravated assault, making a false statement and violating an oath of office.