COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former police officer accused of killing Andre Hill interacted “two to three” times with Hill before the shooting and became concerned he was a burglar, the officer’s attorney said Friday as he defended his client with never-before-heard details about the night of the fatal shooting.

The comments on behalf of now-fired Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy came as a magistrate set an unusually high bond of $3 million for the ex-officer and Coy pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

The white ex-officer is charge in the fatal shooting of Hill, a Black man, on Dec. 22.

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