Wednesday, 12 December, 2018


Seven Police Officers Gunned Down, One Killed, Franklin Graham Calls for Prayer

Police Shooting South Carolina Seven Police Officers Gunned Down, One Killed, Franklin Graham Calls for Prayer
Bennie Garza | 08 October, 2018, 06:50

At 6 p.m., about two hours after the incident began, the suspect surrendered to deputies after talking to a negotiator.

One Florence police officer - 52-year-old Terrence Carraway of Darlington, S.C. - was shot and killed during the hail of gunfire.

Police patrol the area of a fatal shooting in Florence, S.C., October 4, 2018.

Two of the wounded officers have been released from the hospital. The conditions of the three sheriff's deputies who were wounded were not immediately known.

The officers were shot as they tried to serve a search warrant on a home in Florence, according to Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby. Lott said others remain in critical condition but did not provide details.

Meanwhile, authorities said Friday that Wednesday's shootings would be investigated by the same special Federal Bureau of Investigation team that worked on the slayings of five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

A senior law enforcement official told CBS News that Fred Hopkins has been identified as the suspect in a deadly shooting in SC.

Authorities say four more officers from the city of Florence were shot trying to rescue the others. Property records show several houses valued at more than $400,000.

In 2015 and 2017, the 74-year-old was charged with "running at large", which is related to the restraining of animals, The Associated Press reported, citing public court records. It is his only known prior arrest.

Hopkins' wife had agreed to be jointly responsible for the debt. The post also says he had been "shooting competitively since 1984 and lovin' it". "Why this tragedy happened?"

It's unclear whether authorities have determined why he opened fire.

Investigators with a search warrant were at Fred Hopkins' home in an upscale neighborhood Wednesday for a scheduled interview his son about sexual assault allegations against him involving a minor.

One suspect is in custody and a Florence police officer is deceased after eight people, seven of which were law enforcement officers, were shot on Ashton Drive in the Vintage Place neighborhood of Florence, SC on Wednesday evening.

Hopkins, officials said, was firing from an extended distance - perhaps several hundred yards - and Chief Allen Heidler of the Florence police said Thursday that the officers "didn't know the level of firepower that they were going into".

South Carolina's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff after the shooting of seven law-enforcement officers, including one who died.

Four responding officers were then shot, Lott said.

A bloodied bullet-proof vest sat a block from the scene of the shooting, marked by police tape as officers took photos of blood in the intersection.

Heidler described Carraway as "my brother" and "the epitome of a community police officer".

"He had a passion for kids ... to see kids in impoverished areas have the opportunity to do the things they might not have the opportunity" to do, Heidler said. "I just love the smell of gunpowder in the mornin'".

And Florence, Mayor Stephen J. Wukela said Thursday, was left "in the grips of emotions ranging from pain to anger and guilt".

Seth Hopkins had been made aware the deputies were coming to question him, Lott said.

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