A Greenville, SC police officer shot and killed earlier today has been identified as 28-year old Allen Lee Jacobs.
Officer Jacobs was among a group of officers who were attempting to contact a known gang member and interview him about a weapons purchase. The suspect, identified as 17-year old Deontea Mackey, fled on foot before opening fire on the officers.
Officer Jacobs was struck multiple times. CPR was performed on scene but Jacobs succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. Mackey later shot and killed himself.
Officer Jacobs was a United States Army veteran and served in Iraq. He had been with the Greenville police department for four and a half years.
He leaves behind a wife and two children, with a third child on the way.
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