A visitation will be held Wednesday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a Greenville police officer killed while chasing a suspect last week.
Officer Allen Jacobs died after he was shot several times by the suspect, 17-year-old Deontea Mackey, while trying to question him about an illegal gun purchase. Mackey later committed suicide after other officers cornered him, according to police.
Wednesday’s visitation will be at the Charles Daniel Memorial Chapel on Furman University’s campus. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Furman’s Timmons Arena.
Mackey’s name is being linked to the investigation of a teen killed last year, Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said.
Miller told The Greenville News that he cannot go into detail because the death is still under investigation. In that case, 16-year-old Cobey Smith was shot to death on Sliding Rock Creek Trail in a January 2015 case that has remained unsolved.
Mackey pleaded guilty to strong arm robbery last month and was sentenced to 10 years. As part of his plea deal, that sentence was suspended to 251 days’ time served. He was not allowed to possess a weapon under his plea deal, according to court records. Chief Miller has previously said Officer Jacobs was trying to question Mackey about a potential illegal gun sale just before Friday’s shooting.