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Police Shooting Victim in Georgia Tried to Follow ‘Sensible' Path

Protesters raise their fists during a demonstration against the shooting death of Anthony Hill by a police officer, Wednesday
Protesters raise their fists during a demonstration against the shooting death of Anthony Hill by a police officer, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Decatur, Ga. A police officer responding to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground naked at an apartment complex Monday just outside Atlanta fatally shot Hill. Officer Robert Olsen shot Hill twice when the man began running toward him and didn't stop when ordered, DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander told reporters Monday. No weapon was found, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Long before two bullets from a police officer’s handgun tore through Anthony Hill’s chest, he had tattooed it with the words of advice that his grandfather regularly imparted to him in this small Southern city: “Be sensible.”

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