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Feds reviewing Mercer County teen's fatal shooting by state trooper

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Timmy Hill Timmy Hill
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the fatal shooting of a West Virginia teenager by state trooper.

The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1cvbXsp ) reports that U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins contacted the department on behalf of one of his constituents. Vanita Gupta of the department's Civil Rights Division responded in a letter that officials are reviewing information about the death of 18-year-old Timothy Hill and will take appropriate action if any federal civil rights violation is discovered.

Trooper B.D. Gillespie shot Hill after a brief struggle last June near Kegley. Gillespie said he shot Hill when the teenager reached for the trooper's gun.

A Mercer County grand jury declined to indict Gillespie in October.

Read previous WVVA reports below:

MOTHER OF TIMOTHY HILL SPEAKS OUT

VIGIL HELD FOR TEEN KILLED IN POLICE SHOOTING


http://www.wvva.com/story/25770035/2014/06/13/1-dead-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-mercer-county

http://www.wvva.com/story/25992094/2014/07/10/vigil-held-for-teen-killed-in-police-shooting

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