Holding candles that flickered in the mist and rain, friends and family of Zachary Hammond stood together in prayer.
They prayed for closure, for answers to all the questions that still remain. But most of all, they prayed for justice.
Saturday's vigil, held in front of the Hardee's on U.S. 123, marked the two month anniversary of Hammond's death.
Hammond, 19, was shot and killed July 26 by Seneca police Lt. Mark Tiller during an attempted drug bust in the Hardee's parking lot.
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What happened in the moments before and after the shooting, however, has been the source of a multi-agency investigation involving state police, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Tiller said he fired two shots in self-defense because he believed Hammond was trying to run over him with his car.
An independent autopsy performed on behalf of the family indicated a different story — that two bullets were fired through an open window, striking Hammond "from back to front."
That shows Tiller wasn't in the path of the car when he fired, the family's attorney, Eric Bland, has argued.
Neither SLED nor 10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams have released the dash camera video or the contents of the investigative report, despite repeated pleas by the Hammond family and Freedom of Information Act requests from The Greenville News and other media.
A white cross wrapped in ribbon has since been placed near the scene of the shooting as a visible reminder of that night.
“I don’t know if we’ll ever know for sure exactly what happened back in that parking lot," Paul Hammond said in the days after his son died.
"I know all the mothers and fathers out there, if they were in our situation, they would want answers, too."
Staff writer Ron Barnett contributed.