SC officer shot and killed by gang member

A South Carolina deputy was killed by a suspected gang member Friday. (WSPA)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WNCN) – Greenville Police say an officer was shot and killed near the 300 block of Laurens Rd. around 12:30 PM.

The police chief says officers were serving a warrant on a self-admitted gang member.

The suspect ran from them down Rebecca St. and opened fire on the officer hitting him several times.

The officer later died at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The officer’s name is not being released until the family is notified.

Police say the suspect shot and killed himself on Swamp Rabbit Trail.

They think the suspect called his mom right before they shot himself.

Police describe the officer as dedicated and worked on gang activity.

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