On July 26, 2015, 19-year-old Zachary Hammond, of Seneca, was shot and killed by Lt. Mark Tiller of the Seneca Police Department. SLED closed its investigation of the shooting and recommended that no charges should be filed against Tiller.
On September 4, 2016, Officer Mark Tiller was fired. Seneca Police Chief John Covington declined to give a reason for firing Mark Tiller, calling it a “personnel matter” in a short statement. He said Tiller would remain on the department’s payroll until Friday.
The Herald: SC officer who killed unarmed teen fired 13 months later
Fox Carolina: Seneca police chief says Tiller fired after one year on leave
CBS News: South Carolina officer fired 13 months after killing unarmed teen
The Augusta Chronicle: South Carolina officer who killed unarmed teen is fired