UPDATE: Official IDs dead South Carolina officer
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) – An official has identified a South Carolina police officer who authorities say was killed during a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he shot seven law enforcement officers.
City of Florence spokesman John Wukela told the Associated Press that Officer Terrence Carraway was fatally shot Wednesday. The conditions of the six other wounded officers have not been released.
Wukela says Carraway had just celebrated 30 years as a police officer in the city.
Authorities say the suspect is in custody. Officials have not released his name or condition.
City officials say a total of seven law enforcement officers were wounded including one fatally, in a South Carolina shooting.
Florence city spokesman, John Wukela, gave the updated total Wednesday evening.
Authorities say the incident unfolded as sheriff’s deputies were trying to serve a warrant in the town of Florence.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) – An official says that one of the five law enforcement officers wounded in a South Carolina shooting has died.
Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says the dead officer was a member of the city police department.
Florence city spokesman John Wukela says city police, working with the sheriff’s office, were responding to an incident in the area when they came under fire.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby told news outlets that three Florence County sheriff’s deputies and two city officers were shot during the incident.
A suspect was in custody but no further details were immediately available.
Authorities said the shootings happened in Vintage Place, an upscale neighborhood in the western part of the city.