(FOX NEWS) - A South Carolina police officer was shot and killed Friday while pursuing a gang member who ended up shooting himself, authorities said.
Greenville Police Officer Allen Jacobs, 28, and his partner were on patrol when they spotted Deontea Perry Mackey behind a house in Nicholtown and pulled over for a field interview, Police Chief Ken Miller said.
Instead, Mackey bolted and led officers on a foot chase behind houses and through woods, according to Greenville Online. Miller said Jacobs kept pace with Mackey and about 20 seconds after they called the chase in on the radio, a second call came in of an officer down.
Jacobs was struck multiple times, despite wearing a bulletproof vest. Officers who arrived on the scene gave Jacobs CPR before he was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he later died, according to Greenville Online.