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Prosecutor in Cincinnati gorilla case to announce decision on charges

FILE - This June 20, 2015 file photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shows Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, who was fatally shot Saturday, May 28, 2016, to protect a 3-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit. The boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. (Jeff McCurry/Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden via The Cincinatti Enquirer via AP, File)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced he will hold a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss Saturday's incident at the Cincinnati Zoo that resulted in the death of a gorilla.

Prosecutor Deters said in a news release he will make an announcement on Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m.

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He is expected to announce whether charges will be filed against the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure. The boy's fall resulted in the killing of Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla.

Harambe's death has sparked social media outrage and petitions to investigate the parents of the child. Animal rights groups also wish for the zoo to be investigated for wrongdoing.

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Deters' decision comes after Cincinnati Police conducted an investigation of the incident.

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