South Carolina Police Officer Dies After Being Shot

Photo taken near the scene where a Greenville Police Department officer was shot and killed Friday, March 18, 2016.

Greenville, SC (WSPA) – A Greenville Police Department spokesperson says an officer was shot and killed near the 300 block of Laurens Road around 12:30 p.m.

Chief Ken Miller says officers were serving a warrant on a self-admitted gang member. The suspect reportedly ran from them down Rebecca Street and opened fire on the officer, hitting him several times.

The officer later died at Greenville Memorial Hospital. The officer’s name is not being released until the family is notified.

Police say the suspect shot and killed himself on Swamp Rabbit Trail. They think the suspect called his mom right before they shot himself.

Photo taken near the scene where a Greenville Police Department officer was shot and killed Friday, March 18, 2016.
Photo taken near the scene where a Greenville Police Department officer was shot and killed Friday, March 18, 2016.

Police describe the officer as dedicated and worked on gang activity.

There are few details right now, but we will update you on the app as soon as we get more information.

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