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SC officer gunned down by gang member ID'd

Details surrounding the slaying of an SC officer on Friday have been released

Duty Death: Allen Jacobs - [Greenville, South Carolina]

End of Service: 03/18/2016

By PoliceOne Staff

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An officer shot to death by a 17-year-old gang member was a father of two young boys with one more child on the way.

28-year-old Officer Allen Jacobs was an Iraq war veteran and leaves behind a pregnant wife in addition to his two sons, according to Greenville Online.

Officer Allen Jacobs. (Greenville Police Department Image)
Officer Allen Jacobs. (Greenville Police Department Image)

The officer and his partner were on patrol when they spotted the suspect, Deontea Perry Mackey, and pulled over to conduct a field interview. Mackey fled and Jacobs gave chase. After a brief foot pursuit, Jacobs was shot multiple times by the suspect. Jacobs’ service weapon was still holstered when he was struck by the gunfire.

Mackey continued to flee after the shooting – running for about a half mile before police say he called his mother and then fatally shot himself.

“His [Mackey’s] prior history is a violent history,” Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller told Greenville Online.

Police were investigating the shooting. Funeral arrangements for Jacobs, a four-year veteran of the force, were still pending. 

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