The Latest: Man in custody over South Carolina mall shooting

30 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Forest Acres police officer killed in shooting at Richland MallFOREST ACRES, S.C. After a report of an officer-involved shooting at a South Carolina shopping mall, traffic is flowing smoothly, the parking garage is open, and one entrance is closed by yellow crime scene tape.Police in Forest Acres confirmed at a noon news conference that an officer with the Forest Acres Police Department was killed in a shooting Wednesday morning. Two officers responded and attempted to talk to the person, who fled and ran through parts of Richland Mall, including the Barnes and Noble bookstore, officials said. Hall, officials said, got into a struggle with Alia, pulled out a gun, and fired on Alia. “They were very frantic, and they were trying to hurry, you know, getting here.

A criminal background check on Hall finds several other offenses, but mostly misdemeanor charges such as unlawful carrying of a weapon, failure to comply, and solicitation.

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