Man in custody over South Carolina mall shooting

Police say a suspect who was armed with a handgun and a knife is in custody in the fatal shooting of an officer at South Carolina mall.

At a news conference several hours after the Wednesday shooting, Forest Acres police Chief Gene Sealy said the suspect is being questioned.

Police did not detail any charges against the man and did not take questions at the news conference.

The shooting occurred after police responded to a call of a suspicious person at Richland Mall in Forest Acres, near Columbia.

Sealy says Officer Greg Alia was killed. Sealy says Alia confronted the suspicious individual at the mall, there was a struggle, and he was shot.

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