Andre’ Hill’s household, attorneys name for justice throughout candlelight vigil in Columbus

Andre' Hill's family, attorneys call for justice during candlelight vigil in Columbus

Andre ‘Hill was fatally shot and killed Tuesday by Columbus police officer Adam Coy.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Andre ‘Hill’s family and their attorneys spoke to a group of people during a candlelight vigil on Saturday afternoon.

Hill was fatally shot and killed by Columbus police officer Adam Coy on December 22nd on Oberlin Drive.

Ben Crump, Hill’s family attorney, said he would bring a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.

“Until we get justice for Andre ‘Hill, there will be no peace in Columbus, there will be no peace in Ohio, there will be no peace in America,” Crump said.

Andre’s daughter Karissa talked about her father.

“My father was my best friend. He was my protector and provider. The great father meant a lot to me at home, to my children and to me,” said Karissa.

Andre’s oldest sister, Shawna, said the two grew up together in the Columbus area and supported them all their lives.

“Andre ‘was a great person and a kind brother. He always had my back. And he was especially a great father to his only daughter,” said Shawna.

The officers responded just after 1:30 a.m. after receiving an 911 call about a man sitting in an SUV turning it on and off.

The Columbus Division of Police said officers arrived at the scene, opened a garage door and a man was inside.

The man, later identified as Hill, approached the officers with a cell phone in his left hand.

Coy, a 19-year-old division veteran, shot and killed Hill.

Coy didn’t turn on his body camera until after the capture, but the technology in the camera records a 60-second flashback but has no audio.

Coy has been released from his duties and has surrendered his badge and weapon.

Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan has recommended Coy’s resignation.

Coy will have a hearing with Public Safety Director Ned Pettus Jr. on Monday. Pettus will announce a decision after the hearing.

Coy’s attorney issued a statement stating, “We hope this is a full and transparent investigation.”