|Young man was gutted by the law because he was a victim of circumstance.|
In South Carolina, a family demands answers to why their son was gutted by the NARC.
Zachary Hammond was a 19-year old teen who lived in the Greenville, South Carolina area. He was killed after the law claimed he and his accomplice peeled out towards an officer.
The family calls this bullshit. Zack had no criminal history.
Zack's death was the state's 29th cop-involved shooting in 2015, SLED said, and at this rate South Carolina will reach 50 shootings by the end of the year.
Zack may have picked up a hoe and took her to a dope spot in the area. As she was grabbing the narcotics, the law surprised them. Hammond thinking it was a set up tried to peel out.
The NARC decided to plug holes in him. He got two to the chest and one to the head. He would die on the scene.
What the Seneca police chief is saying is that the teen should never had flee. Hey, when you're surprised by a man with a gun, what do you do? I would get the heck out of here!
|Family says that Zack had no criminal history. He just got caught up in situation.|
I understand that marijuana is a petty offense. I mean it's not like they're purchasing much more serious drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
Police Chief John Covington, the officer “fired two shots in self-defense” as Zachary “drove his vehicle directly at the officer” in the back parking lot of Hardee’s restaurant on U.S. 123.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting, and the officer has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure for such an incident, Covington said.
|Tori Martin led Zack to a sting operation.|
“The car was still coming at him,” he said.
Paul Hammond said he thinks his son was just trying to get away.
“I’m sure he was trying to flee the scene, but I think he was shot for fleeing the scene,” he said. “I don’t think you use excessive force for somebody in a Honda Civic that they thought he had pot.”
An autopsy performed Tuesday showed two gunshot wounds to the upper left torso -- one to the chest and one to the collarbone-shoulder area, according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. He died from the chest wound, Addis said.
“We are obviously grieving the loss of our son,” Zach’s mother Angie Hammond said. “This is a most difficult time and the facts as we have been told and (were) reported are in conflict.
“We are conducting our own investigation as to the circumstances of this tragic and unnecessary death.”
Tori Morton, 23, the other passenger in Hammond's car, was uninjured. She was charged with simple marijuana possession and released Monday.
Meanwhile, the unidentified officer has been placed on administrative leave, and the city and officer have both hired attorneys, WHNS reports.
My question is where is the dash camera or body camera footage of this shooting?
Of course 35% of Americans believe the law lies. I agree fully with this notion that the law will do everything to cover up a criminal act committed by their own.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Zachary Hammond.