A police officer has died in Florence, South Carolina shooting on Wednesday, October 3, leaving six other law enforcement officers injured. The incident ended with arresting a suspect.
The slain officer was identified as Terrence Carraway; he reportedly was from Darlington, South Carolina. according to a release from the Florence County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Terrence, 52, was one of the “veteran officers” of the Florence police force.
Prayers with injured officers in Florence and their families.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) October 3, 2018
According to the authorities, who describes the incident as “a terrible situation”, among the six wounded officers, three were deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office while other three were Florence police officers.
The information about the condition of the officers has yet to be released.
Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler said in a statement at the press conference, "These officers are my family. Pray for the family who lost the bravest police officer that I have ever known."
The shootout was latest for two hour in an upscale neighborhood outside of Florence. The shooter had reportedly taken children hostage inside a house, however, None of the children were injured during the incident.
Three police officers were shot from inside the house while attempting to serve a warrant at approx. 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The gunman then shot four additional officers as they converged on the location to assist the deputies.
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to react on the incident. He wrote,
My thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department tonight, in South Carolina. We are forever grateful for what our Law Enforcement Officers do 24/7/365.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department tonight, in South Carolina. We are forever grateful for what our Law Enforcement Officers do 24/7/365. https://t.co/ZwDmDthItD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2018
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