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Jacob Hancher was killed in an officer-involved shooting stemming from a call for service. Tommy Crosby, spokesperson for the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, confirmed that Myrtle Beach officers were responding to a domestic call Saturday night when shots were fired. Myrtle Beach Police PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the shooting.
A second officer was also injured, according to SLED. That officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
“Following the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was discovered deceased. No other injuries were reported,” a SLED press release stated.
Hancher’s passing was announced early Sunday morning by department officials.
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A South Carolina officer has been killed and another wounded after responding to a domestic call and exchanging gunfire with an individual, authorities said Sunday.
The shooting took place Saturday night in the summer resort city of Myrtle Beach. The death of Officer Jacob Hancher was announced by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
“Today we are mourning the loss of one of our officers, PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for service,” Police Chief Amy Prock said.
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The wounded officer was treated at a hospital and was expected to survive.
“Following the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was discovered deceased. No other injures were reported,” South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division said Sunday in a news release.
Hancher had been a member of the Myrtle Beach Police Department for five years.
“He was a dedicated public servant who upheld his oath to protect this community and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Prock said. “Please keep Jacob, his family and his fellow officers in your prayers.”
Hancher was a parishioner at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Conway, S.C. The church paid tribute to Hancher in a Facebook post that said he went to Honduras in 2017 on a mission trip with other members of the parish.
“For those who were able to serve along side him, they learned of his kindness and selfless service,” the church said.
MBPD said the shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South. Officials added that officers are investigating, and there was a large law enforcement presence in the area.
SLED agents were called in to investigate, according to Crosby.
Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune took to Facebook early Sunday morning, asking the community to “join me in lifting up our MBPD family.”
“May God bless everyone affected by this senseless tragedy,” Bethune wrote.
According to a Facebook post from the Catholic Church of St. James in Conway, Hancher was a parishioner there who served as a missionary on a 2017 mission to Honduras.
“For those who were able to serve along side him, they learned of his kindness and selfless service,” the post stated.
Saturday night’s shooting was the 37th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020, according to SLED. It is the first this year involving Myrtle Beach Police Department.
In 2019, there were 45 officer-involved shootings across the state, according to information from SLED. One involved the Myrtle Beach Police Department.