Gwinnett DA seeking to resolve Victor Hill shooting case by August

The Gwinnett District Attorney said Wednesday he’s hoping to bring a year-old shooting case involving Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill to an end by August.

Clayton's top lawman is charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor, for accidentally shooting Gwenevere McCord, an friend, in a Gwinnett model home on May 3, 2015. Hill was allegedly showing her police maneuvers. when the shooting occurred.

Hill is awaiting trial. A court date was initially set for some time this month but has been postponed for at least another month, Gwinnett DA Danny Porter said. He declined to go into details about the status of the case.

“There’s no movement. I want to get this off my back in early August,” Porter said. “I expect a resolution in August.”

Hill’s attorney Mike Puglise said he will be out of the country for a good part of July on a humanitarian mission. He plans to climb Mt. Fuji in Japan to raise money for starving children. Puglise noted Hill continues to handle the situation well.

McCord is expected to testify once the trial begins, Porter has said. McCord was shot in the abdomen and had numerous surgeries and other procedures. She lost a kidney, spleen and part of her large intestine as a result of the shooting, her father said previously. She has since shown remarkable progress in her recovery, according to her dad.

Hill has said little publicly about the case.