Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill notified grand jury will consider charge

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter today notified Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill that he will ask a grand jury to indict the lawman for reckless conduct for shooting a friend in early May.

Porter will present his case to a grand jury on Nov. 11.

Porter invited Hill to sit in on the grand jury presentment and to make an unchallenged statement, a right given law enforcement officers if they were performing their duties at the time of the incident. Porter said it was not clear if Hill will say he was on duty.

Hill reportedly shot and critically wounded his friend Gwenevere McCord inside a Lawrenceville-area model home, and three days later was charged with a misdemeanor. Her father called the shooting a “freak accident.”

McCord, a 43-year-old real estate agent from Jonesboro, and Hill were alone inside the model home on Britt Trail Drive when she was shot in the stomach. Hill called 911 to report the shooting, saying he and McCord were practicing “police tactics” when she was shot, police said.

McCord has corroborated Hill’s statements to investigators.