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.
“On behalf of CPD & city of Charleston we convey our deepest condolences to the families suffering from last night’s tragedy. We pray for & remain available to support all families to include the Sheriff & city officers serving Florence & area communities.,” Chief Luther Reynolds— Charleston P.D. (@CharlestonPD) October 4, 2018
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.