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Charleston, SC - Officer Shot Dead At South Carolina Mall

Published on: September 30, 2015 06:00 PM
By: Reuters 
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Charleston, SC - A South Carolina police officer was fatally shot at a mall on Wednesday after a struggle with a knife-wielding gunman, a law enforcement official said.

Greg Alia of the Forest Acres Police Department responded with two other officers to a call about a suspicious person, Police Chief Gene Sealy told reporters.

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The suspect, identified as Jarvis Hall, ran from the officers into Richland Mall in Columbia, South Carolina, Sealy said. Alia caught up with him and was shot during an struggle.

Hall, who was armed with a handgun and knife, was taken into custody, the police chief said.

Alia, 32, was a seven-year veteran of the police department in Forest Acres, a suburb of Columbia, Sealy told reporters.

He was married and the father of a newborn baby, the police chief said.

“He was a role model for our new police officers,” Sealy said, noting the community’s deep grief.

The county sheriff’s department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are assisting the police department with the investigation, he said.



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 Sep 30, 2015 at 06:13 PM golani Says:

looks like a black muslim who shot this police officer. dont worry only black lives matter

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 Sep 30, 2015 at 06:53 PM zasizest Says:

I wonder if he was shot by a person of color the regular norm?

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 Oct 01, 2015 at 03:04 AM lazerx Says:

If you look up Jarvis Hall, and see the photos you will see that he is a Afro looking man with a Muslim looking beard but looks can be deceiving/.

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