Two Cops Indicted In Death Of Man Shot 76 Times During Raid

Jamarion Robinson was killed in 2016 when officers tried to enter his girlfriend’s apartment.

A grand jury indicted two Georgia law enforcement officers on Tuesday (October 26) in connection with the killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted arrest in Atlanta in 2016.

According to CBS News, Eric Heinze, an assistant chief inspector with the U.S. Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Kristopher Hutchens, a Clayton County police officer working with the task force, were formally charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, making false statements and violation of oath by a public officer and burglary.

Jamarion Robinson, 26, was shot 76 times by police on August 5, 2016 when officers attempted to enter his girlfriend’s apartment. They reportedly believed Robinson was the man responsible for pointing a gun at Atlanta officers and fleeing.

East Point police said Robinson fired a shot at officers, who returned fire, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Attorney Gerald Griggs, who is close with Robinson’s family, says the decision has been five years in the making, according to CBS News.

A U.S. Marshals Service spokesman has said officers were attempting to serve warrants on Robinson issued by Atlanta police and Gwinnett County police. Robinson had been a college football player at Clark Atlanta University and Tuskegee University and had no criminal convictions.

Robinson's family said their son suffered from mental illness and was at his girlfriend's apartment when 16 officers forcibly entered.

"Over 90 rounds were fired at my son, flash-bang grenades were thrown at him, landed on him, burning him. Somebody walked up the stairs, stood over him, and shot down into his body two more times. After that he was handcuffed and drug down a flight of stairs," Monteria Robinson said during a June 2020 news conference.

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Paul Howard, a former Fulton County district attorney, said the investigation into the case was blocked by the officers’ refusal to cooperate and the absence of body camera footage.

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