Greenville Officer Killed

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.

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