Greenville Officer Shot & Killed

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Greenville Officer Shot & Killed

2016-11-16T14:41:29+00:00March 18th, 2016|SC Police News|3 Comments

The Greenville Police Department has confirmed an officer has been killed in an officer-involved shooting.

Suspect is deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.



Greenville’s WFYY is reporting:

Miller spoke with reporters just after 2 p.m., and confirmed that the officer who was shot died from his injuries.

He said he will speak again at 5:30 p.m. from Greenville City Hall and will release the name of the officer killed.

The officer was shot near Rebecca Street and Ackley Road in the Nicholtown neighborhood.  Numerous police cars were seen speeding through Greenville near downtown in response to the shooting.

Miller said two officers were serving a warrant on a “self-admitted gang member.”  He said when the suspect saw the officers, he ran toward a path that leads to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

The officers pursued the suspect toward Rebecca Street.  In the back yard of a home, the suspect fired at the officers, hitting one of them multiple times, Miller said.

It is not yet clear if the officers returned fire.

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The suspect continued to run toward the Swamp Rabbit Trail, where Greenville police had posted officers prior to the attempt to serve the warrant.  Miller said when the suspect saw the officers, he called his mother and then shot himself. The coroner said the officers performed CPR on the suspect until EMS arrived. He died at the scene.

Miller said other officers unsuccessfully performed CPR on their fallen colleague. The officer was pronounced dead at the hospital.  His name will not be released until family members are notified.

Miller said losing an officers is very difficult.  He said, “We lose, we hurt, we ache.  Our community does too.”



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  1. Katherine McClellan Jones March 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Prayers to his family and co works. He gave his all thank you.

  2. Carol Carroll March 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  3. Nadezhada Kennedy March 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    “The Final Inspection”

    The policeman stood and faced his God,
    Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining.
    Just as brightly as his brass.

    “Step forward now, policeman.
    How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek?
    To My church have you been true?”

    The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
    “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
    Because those of us who carry badges
    can’t always be a saint.

    I’ve had to work most Sundays,
    and at times my talk was rough,
    and sometimes I’ve been violent,
    Because the streets are awfully tough.

    But I never took a penny,
    That wasn’t mine to keep….
    Though I worked a lot of overtime
    When the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,
    Though at times I shook with fear.
    And sometimes, God forgive me,
    I’ve wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don’t deserve a place
    Among the people here.
    They never wanted me around
    Except to calm their fear.

    If you’ve a place for me here,
    Lord, It needn’t be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much,
    But if you don’t…..I’ll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne
    Where the saints had often trod.
    As the policeman waited quietly,
    For the judgment of his God.

    “Step forward now, policeman,
    You’ve borne your burdens well.
    Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
    You’ve done your time in hell.”

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Officer , his family and all his brothers and sisters in blue , bless them all. Blue lives matter , they have families and loved ones just like the rest of us .

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