A police officer was shot and killed at a suburban mall in South Carolina on Wednesday morning after responding to a report of a suspicious person.
Forest Acres Police Officer Greg Alia confronted an individual at the mall, leading to a struggle that resulted in Alia being fatally shot, according to the Associated Press.
“Our hearts are broken,” Police Chief Gene Sealy told reporters at a news conference, according to CBS News affiliate WLTX. “Forest Acres is a small community, small police department. We’re one big family.”