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.
UPDATE 2:37 PM
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.”
A Greenville police officer was shot just after noon Friday, according to Officer Gilberto Franco, with Greenville police. Numerous police cars sped through Greenville near downtown just after noon in response to the shooting. Franco said the officer was shot near Rebecca Street and Ackley Road. The officer was transported to the hospital.
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