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Police officer killed in the line of duty in South Carolina

Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 00:45:19-04

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says a police officer was killed during an exchange of gunfire after responding to a domestic call in Myrtle Beach late Saturday.

The division said in a statement Sunday that a second officer was shot, and a suspect was found dead after the shootout.

The second officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock identified the fallen officer as Jacob Hancher.

Prock said Hancher had been a community service officer for four years and had been a patrol officer for less than a year.