32-year-old Greg Alia, a seven year veteran of the Forest Acres Police Department in South Carolina, was shot and killed earlier today while investigating a report of a suspicious person at the Richland Mall:

Officer Alia was married and reportedly a new father:

A local man suspected of the shooting named Jarvis Hall is in custody:


And a GoFundMe account has been set up for Officer Alia’s family:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Alia family and the officers of the Forest Acres Police Department. #BlueLivesMatter.