Bio: Born in Columbia, he was the son of Dr. Richard Thomas Alia and Mary Alexis Wade Alia.
He was a graduate of Richland Northeast High School and the University of South Carolina with degrees in criminal justice and media arts. He was a founding father of Phi Sigma Kappa Gamma Triton Chapter. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Kassy - Wife
Sal - Son 6-month-old
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Sep. 30, 2015
Police Officer Greg Alia was shot and killed when he and two other officers responded to a suspicious person call at the Richland Mall shortly before 8:00 am.
The officers located the subject inside a van in the mall's parking lot. As they spoke to him the man became uncooperative and then fled on foot into the mall. During the ensuing struggle the subject produced a stolen .40 caliber handgun and fatally shot Officer Alia.
The man was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder.