Prosecutor says police shooting decision could take weeks

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 11:01 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor 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.

Solicitor Chrissy Adams said in a statement Monday that she still has questions for state and federal agents looking into the shooting.

Adams says she's also waiting for the state Supreme Court to rule on a request from the teen's family that she be removed from the case.

Zachary Hammond was shot by a Seneca officer in July. Officer Mark Tiller says 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. Tiller is white, as was Hammond.