"Zachary Hammond failed to comply with Lt Tiller's orders and as a result he lost his life. When Hammond made the conscious decision to flee a lawful stop he set in motion this tragic chain of events."
"He tried to hit me."
"Rather than abide by this order, Mr. Hammond rapidly reversed his vehicle towards Lt Tiller's patrol vehicle. Mr. Hammond then rapidly accelerated in the direction of Lt Tiller, forcing the lieutenant to push off of Mr Hammond's car to keep from being struck and run over."
Although protocol dictates that Tiller should've taken a stance behind his vehicle in order to make the arrest, experts claim it wasn't illegal for Tiller to run up to Zachary's car in that manner. The Department of Justice will investigate the Hammond shooting further, but isn't expected to bring charges against Tiller in the shooting of Zachary.
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