Earlier this year, we reported on the senseless death by cop of teen Zachary Hammond who was shot at through his car window multiple times at point blank range by Lt. Mark Tiller of Seneca Police Department.
Hammond was on a first date when he pulled into a Hardees restaurant drive-thru in Seneca, South Carolina, unaware the police had set up a drug sting inside the fast food restaurant. Police blocked his car in with a patrol vehicle…
Tiller claimed he had to shoot Hammond because his life was in danger, as he believed Hammond was going to run over him. The forensic evidence in the case, however, totally contradicted that statement.
Now, clearly, the video of what happened does too.
Dash cam footage has now been released in this shooting.
The video proves Tiller gave a dishonest version of events in an attempt to justify unjustifiable use of deadly force. Tiller’s life wasn’t in danger; he just didn’t want Hammond to get away.