Albany Teen Indicted in Officer Shooting

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A teenager accused of shooting an Albany police officer has been indicted on aggravated assault and drug charges.

18-year-old Johnny Hill Jr. of Albany is charged in the June 17 shooting of Officer Timothy Harvey.

Prosecutors said Hill was also indicted on two counts of participating in a street gang.

Harvey was shot when he attempted to question a suspicious male on a bicycle. The officer has since recovered and returned to duty last week.

A Dougherty County prosecutor said the case against Hill could go to trial in January.

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  • by Jennifer Location: MN on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    Yes,you have the right to say what you like and have the right to defend your brother. HOWEVER, Officer Harvey is MY brother and let me tell you why it matters that he "ain't dead" as you so elegantly put it. The damage caused by Timothy being shot in the stomach was irreparable. Not only did he lose part of an internal organ,he also received muscle damage to his leg which will cause him to limp for the rest of his life. Meaning,he'll never be able to run patrol again. EVER. And yes,an officer DOES have the right to stop a suspicious person and ask them what they are doing. A teenager,regardless of color,out at that time of morning in an area with a crime problem is definitely a suspicious person. My husband was a cop there and just like Timothy he would have questioned ANYONE that was in this situation. That's right,anyone,black or white. I think the fact that your brother SHOT Timothy makes it clear that he was correct to question him. This time it was a cop;next time maybe a kid?
  • by Elexus Location: SCHOOL on Aug 14, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    first off how is any police officer going to stop somebody asking them where they going. He had no right to even do that. These police officers think just because they have authority that gives them the right to treat people like dirt but it doesnt. Second off people think just cause he is African American it was gang related. That police officer could have threated that man. Could have said anything that he didn't like. If it was a old ass white man riding down the street they would not have stopped him. He is my brother and im going to say whatever i feel. The police do not even have a weapon or no evidence so why is this black man still in Dougherty County Jail? The man ain't dead so what's the problem????
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