A Burlington police officer who accidentally killed a mother standing in her yard with her toddler told another officer he was going to prison just minutes after the January 2015 shooting, records released Wednesday by order of a federal judge show.
“I pulled my gun and shot it and I hit her,” a frantic Officer Jesse Hill told Officer Tim Merryman, according to Hill’s body camera video. “Oh, my God, no! Oh, f—, Tim! S—, Tim! I’m f------- going to prison, Tim!”
The shooting occurred soon after Hill responded to a report of a domestic dispute during which he said the family’s dog attacked him.