Family of Seneca Teen Shot by Police Wants Video, Independent Solicitor

Hammond Family

The family of the Seneca teen shot and killed by police are pushing for the release of the video that shows the shooting.

They held a news conference Tuesday afternoon in downtown Greenville.

They say that Solicitor Adams has refused to release any video or audio citing and ongoing investigation.

The Hammonds say SLED told them that their investigation was completed two weeks ago and they no longer have the video.

“How many more weeks must we wait until we have answers?” said Paul Hammond.

The family wants the state Attorney General to appoint an independent solicitor.

Zach Hammond Adams says it will likely be weeks before she decides if a police officer should face charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man during a drug sting.

Officer Mark Tiller says 19-year-old Zachary Hammond drove at him, threatening his life.

Hammond’s family says the teen was shot after his car passed Tiller.

They say Adams should be removed from the case because Hammond was shot by an officer in her jurisdiction.

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