Solicitor announces No Charges against Lt. Tiller

Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that no charges will be filled against Lt. Mark Tiller of the Seneca Police Department in wake of the shooting death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond. Solicitor Adams released this statement in the case. “I have completed my review of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) investigation into the shooting death of Zachary Hammond on July 26, 2015 in Seneca. After careful consideration of the facts of the case, a thorough review of the State investigation, and an extensive review of all applicable law, I have determined that no criminal charges should be filed against Lt. Mark Tiller at the State level. I met with the Hammond family today and have informed them of this decision. A letter issuing my prosecutorial decision and closing the State’s investigation has been forwarded to SLED. However, due to a request by United States Attorney Bill Nettles, I will not be releasing any additional information while the federal authorities are making their charging determination.”