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Gang member kills himself after killing a cop whose wife is pregnant with their third child

By Mason White 9:52 AM March 21, 2016
Deontea Perry Mackey and officer Allen Lee Jacobs 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A South Carolina police officer was shot and killed while trying to confront a gang member.

The married father is also a decorated Army veteran.

Greenville Officer 28-year-old Allen Lee Jacobs was with several officers who were trying to talk to a teenager about a weapon.

Police identified the suspect as 17-year-old Deontea Perry Mackey, a self-admitted gang member. The incident took place around 12:30 p.m.

When Mackey saw the officers, he began running and shooting at them. He hit Jacobs multiple times. Jacobs, a four-and-a-half-year veteran of the police department, was transported to the Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The teenager then called his mother and informed her that police are closing in on him. Mackey was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Jacobs was married and was the father of two young boys. His wife is pregnant with the couple’s third child, a baby girl. She is due to give birth in July.

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