Anthony Hill — seen here with his parents Anthony Hill Sr. and Carolyn Baylor-Giummo — was an Afghanistan War veteran killed in 2015 during an encounter with DeKalb police officer Chip Olsen.

‘Breakdown’ S07, Ep. 1: ‘They’re here to help me’

The 911 call came in on the afternoon of March 9, 2015.

A naked man was wandering the Heights at Chamblee apartment complex. He was acting erratically.

“Do you need the police or the paramedics?” the dispatcher asked the apartment manager, Griselle Torres.

“Send the police. Better,” Torres said.

What happened next is the subject of the seventh season of our “Breakdown” podcast, hosted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s legal affairs writer, Bill Rankin, and public safety reporter, Christian Boone.

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» MORE: The latest on Anthony Hill and the Chip Olsen trial

Anthony Hill, the Afghanistan war veteran who was acting so strangely that day, would soon be dead, shot twice by “Chip” Olsen, the DeKalb County police officer who arrived first at the scene.

Olsen would be charged with his murder.

The podcast’s first episode  — “They’re Here to Help Me” — goes live Friday.

It takes listeners through the events of that day. And it provides a moving portrait of Hill, a 26-year-old aspiring musician who battled bipolar disorder. You’ll hear from the family and friends who loved him. And you’ll get exclusive access to Hill’s music.

You can download the podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify  or your favorite podcasting platform. Or you can stream it on your computer in the player below.

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