LIVE: New details on gorilla's death at zoo

Posted at 2:55 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 14:55:08-04

CINCINNATI -- Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon, where they are expected to release new information surrounding the death of 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe.

Officials shot and killed the endangered animal after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure Saturday. Harambe was seen dragging the boy around the enclosure, prompting zoo animal handlers to shoot the gorilla. Thane Maynard, the zoo's executive director, said handlers chose to shoot the animal with live ammunition rather than a tranquilizer because a sedative would not have taken effect quickly enough.

Watch in the viewer below as officials give an update on this incident. The news conference was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.: