MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A police officer was killed in South Carolina during an exchange of gunfire after responding to a domestic call, authorities said Sunday.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that a second officer was injured during the shootout in Myrtle Beach. A suspect was later found dead. The second officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Witnesses told The Sun News they heard several shots around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police had said on social media that an officer-involved shooting had occurred around that time.
Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock identified the fallen officer as Jacob Hancher.