- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

GREENVILE, S.C. (AP) - People are turning the patrol car driven by a fallen Greenville police officer as a shrine.

Dozens of people stopped by police headquarters Saturday and prayed over Officer Allen Jacobs’ car or left flowers and other tributes.

Authorities say Jacobs was shot and killed by a 17-year-old self-professed gang member he was questioning about a gun purchase on Friday. The suspect shot and killed himself after shooting Jacobs.

A vigil is planned for Jacobs at his church - Christ Fellowship in Travelers Rest - Saturday night.

The 28-year-old officer was an Iraq war veteran and was married with two children with a third on the way.

An Internet fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/greenvillepdHIB is close to collecting its $50,000 goal for Jacobs’ family.



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