Florence Deputy dies one week after shooting, will be transported to MUSC for autopsy

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NEW TUESDAY: The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says local law enforcement officers will assist with the traffic escort of fallen Deputy Farrah Turner on I-26 from MUSC back to Florence around 1:00 p.m.. Some road closures are possible.

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – A Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigator has died weeks after a shooting in Florence’s Vintage Place neighborhood. 

Keith von Lutcken confirmed that Farrah Turner died on Monday. 

Eight people were shot during the shooting at 932 Ashton Drive in Florence on October 3, including seven law enforcement officers.

FCSO Investigator Sarah Miller, FCSO Deputy Arie Davis, Florence police officer Brian Hart, Florence police officer Travis Scott, and Florence police officer Scott Williamson were also wounded in the shooting. Sgt. Terrence Carraway was killed in the shooting. 

Turner’s mother, Katie Godwin, released a statement on Monday morning, saying, in part: “This horrendous act of violence has altered my daughter’s life forever but I do believe that God has a plan for her.”

On Friday, News13 spoke with Turner’s cousin, Rhonda Dollard, who described Turner as funny and laidback.

Miller and Davis were released from the hospital on Friday. 

Florence Mayor Wukela said on October 4 that two Florence police officers were released from the hospital. 

A GoFundMe page for Farrah Turner can be found here

For more on other GoFundMe accounts for Sgt. Carraway and others involved in the shooting, click here.

Frederick Hopkins, Jr., 74,  is charged with six counts of attempted murder and one count of murder in relation to the shooting, according to warrants. Seth Hopkins is charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim 11 to 14 years of age and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. 

WBTW News13 will provide updates as we receive them. 

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