Police officer shot, killed near Laurens Rd. in Greenville

Allen Jacobs
Allen Jacobs

Greenville Police say officer Allen Jacobs was shot and killed near the 300 block of Laurens Rd. around 12:30 PM.

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The police chief says officers approached a self-admitted gang member, Deontea Mackey.

Mackey ran from them down Rebecca St. and opened fire on the officer hitting Jacobs several times.

Police do not think any of the officers returned fire.

Deontea Mackey
Deontea Mackey

They say Jacobs’ weapon was still in his holster and still snapped.

Officer Jacobs later died at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

READ: Law enforcement posts support for fallen Greenville officer

Police say Mackey shot and killed himself on Swamp Rabbit Trail.

They think Mackey called his mom right before he shot himself.

Police describe officer Jacobs as dedicated and worked on gang activity.

He was married with two boys and a baby girl due in July.


There are few details right now, but we will update you on the app as soon as we get more information.

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