- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will not intervene in a local prosecutor’s decision in the shooting death of a man by a Seneca police officer earlier this year.

Multiple media outlets reported that Wilson has turned down a lawmaker’s request that he intervene in case of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond death July 26.

Prosecutor Chrissy Adams has said she will not prosecute Lt. Mark Tiller in the shooting death during a confrontation in a restaurant parking lot during an attempted drug arrest.

Tiller has said he thought Hammond was trying to run over the officer. Hammond was shot as he attempted to drive away.

Wilson said he cannot second guess all the controversial decisions of the 16 prosecutors around the state.

Hammond’s family was disappointed by Wilson’s decision.


The story has been corrected to show Wilson will not intervene rather than will not review, a separate legal term.



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