Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said a Greenville police officer has died after being shot multiple times while trying to serve a warrant in the Nicholtown area.

Miller said the suspect, who he said was a gang member, fled and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Miller would not identify the officer, saying he wanted to make sure the officer’s family and the police department was notified.

In a press conference Friday evening, the shooter was identified as Deante Mackey, 17.

Deante Mackey
Deante Mackey

Officer Allen Jacobs, 28, was a four and a half-year veteran of the police force. He was married with two children and another on the way.

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