Video: Body of fallen Florence officer heading to Florence County

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) –  The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office will be shutting down the I-26 Westbound at 12:30 p.m. today as the body of Florence Police Sergeant Terrance Carraway is escorted back to Florence, according to authorities.

Authorities in Florence County have identified a suspect who they believe opened fire on officers, killing one and injuring six others Wednesday evening.

Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office believes 74-year-old Fred Hopkins opened fire on deputies as they attempted to serve a search warrant at a home on Ashton Drive around 4:00 p.m.

Authorities say the suspect barricaded himself inside of the house with children inside for about 2-hours. After speaking with a negotiator, the suspect eventually surrendered. 

Hopkins reportedly suffered a head injury during the incident and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Officials say Terrence Carraway, a 30 year veteran with Florence City Police died as a result of the shooting.

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