According to our news partners at Fox 46 Charlotte, a suspect has been named in last night’s South Carolina officer active shooting where seven officers were shot and 1 died.
The suspect’s name is 74 year old, Fred Hopkins. Florence County deputies believe that Hopkins shot the seven officers as they attempting to serve a search warrant Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood in Florence. Hopkins was taken to the hospital with a head injury as it was reported that he fell at the scene.
Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby says that his officers were trying to serve a warrant involving a 27 year old person who allegedly sexually assaulted a foster child in the South Carolina home.
Here’s what we know so far:
*The shooting broke out around 5pm near the home on Vintage Drive.
*Three Florence County Officers and four Florence City Police Officers were shot by the suspect.
*One of the four officers involved in the shooting died, the victim is said to be Florence City Police Officer Terrence Carraway.
*The standoff between the suspect and the officers lasted approximately about 2 hours.
The suspect, Fred Hopkins is a military veteran who received disability payments after being wounded in the Vietnam War. Hopkins, was also a lawyer in South Carolina but later disbarred for unknown reasons.
We will continue to keep you updated on the latest on this sad news.
Suspect Named In South Carolina Officer Shooting; Allegations Of Sexual Assault Involved was originally published on 1053rnb.com