GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina police chief says an officer was shot and killed as he and a partner were trying to question a man they were led to believe was trying to buy a gun.
Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said Officer Allen Jacobs and a second officer were trying to question 17-year-old Deondea Mackey on Friday when he ran. Miller initially said the officers were trying to serve a warrant.
Miller said Jacobs chased Mackey, who ran behind a house. The second officer heard gun shots and when he reached the scene, he found Jacobs on the ground.
According to Miller, Mackey made a phone call before he shot and killed himself. The chief said earlier that Mackey had called his mother.
Miller said Jacobs was an Iraqi war veteran.