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South Carolina Officer Shot and Killed by Suspected Gang Member

March 18, 2016  | 

Photo: Greenville PD
Photo: Greenville PD

A Greenville (SC) Police Department officer who was part of the Police Department's Community Response Team was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday.

Chief Ken Miller said 28-year-old Officer Allen Jacobs was on patrol and approached known gang member, 17-year-old Deontea Perry Mackey in Nicholtown. Mackey tried to flee from police before opening fire at Jacobs. The officer was shot multiple times and, despite resuscitation attempts at the scene, succumbed to his injuries, reports Fox Carolina.

Jacobs' service weapon was snapped in its holster when he was fatally wounded, Miller said.

The police chief described him as a "very active, assertive and engaged officer" who could relate well with youth in Greenville. He received multiple awards from the department.

Jacobs was a married father of two and was expecting a baby in July, the chief said. He was also a decorated Army veteran who served in the Iraq War.

"It's a sad day for Greenville," Miller said. "It's a sad day even more for his family and for our family in the Greenville Police Department."

Comments (6)

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Lt Roy Smith @ 3/19/2016 5:52 PM

Perp is a scum bag

Bob peterson @ 3/19/2016 6:15 PM

I hope Deontae was severely injured or killed. Do parents not exist anymore. Do parent not teach their children respect. If parents were around, and taught them right from wrong, things would be different. I blame his parents or parent 100 percent for Deontae's actions. I wish the parents of the thug could be charged with the crimes juvenile commit. Mom will say she has tried but she didn't try hard enough. Now a good person, a parent ,a son has died because a thug has killed him. God bless the family of officer Jacobs. It's time to punish young black males for using guns without it being racist or profiling. The parents aren't going to do it. Officers be safe.

playdough's playdough @ 3/20/2016 3:59 AM


Chief 800 @ 3/21/2016 9:01 AM

Notice that Percy and Leonard, the worlds leading police critics have nothing to say since the killing was the other way around.

Percy @ 3/23/2016 9:33 PM

@ Chief 800
This is a tragic and sad death, my thoughts are with the officers family.

Notice that Chief 800 never posts anything on these stories either.
Go band look at all of the recent ones.
There are enough apolagists and others just like you that avoid these stories
and never comment on stories of police problems because those stories don't make it
to theses pages.
Only stories of brave young white men being killed by "thugs", as you people all like to call them.
Oh and new types of guns, footwear, tasers, beating sticks etc.......

Depdad @ 3/25/2016 8:25 AM

I agree 100% with Chief 800. Where is the outcry for this tragedy?

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