Suspect charged with murder in shooting of South Carolina police officer

1 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police officer dies in South Carolina mall shooting.

FOREST ACRES, S.C. (AP) — A police officer responding to a report of a suspicious person was fatally shot at a suburban South Carolina mall on Wednesday, and police say the suspect is charged with murder.Forest Acres Police Officer Greg Alia confronted an individual at the mall, leading to a struggle that resulted in Alia being fatally shot, according to the Associated Press. “Our hearts are broken,” Police Chief Gene Sealy told reporters at a news conference, according to CBS News affiliate WLTX. “Forest Acres is a small community, small police department. Two officers responded and attempted to talk to Jarvis Hall, who fled on foot and ran through parts of Richland Mall, including the Barnes and Noble bookstore, officials said.

It was set up by Patrick Walsh of Ruston, Louisiana, who said he and Alia were both members of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at the University of South Carolina.

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