SC shooting suspect identified

Florence County S.C. Sheriff Kenney Boone Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler and Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby speak to reporters about the shootings of law enforcement officers on Wednesday

Carraway rushed to the scene, where he was struck in the barrage of bullets.

Police have identified the suspected gunman who is accused of killing one police officer and injuring six others in a shooting in Florence, South Carolina Wednesday.

Scores of gunshots can be heard in footage recorded by a witness near the shooting. For about 15 seconds, the firing appears to be constant and intense.

Sources tell me a Florence City Police officer has died following an active shooting situation in the Vintage Place community of Florence. Carraway, 52, of Darlington, had recently celebrated 30 years as a police officer. An autopsy will be performed at Medical University of SC in Charleston, according to the coroner's office. He was killed, and six other law enforcement officials were injured during the two-hour standoff.

Lott clarified Friday that three Florence County deputies had gone to the home the day of the shooting to interview Seth Hopkins about sex assault claims that had been made against him.

Hopkins suffered a head injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known.

He said he knew both the officer killed and the children of the suspect, describing the Hopkins family as "good people".

Several children in the home were not harmed, authorities said.

The records show Hopkins was awarded a marksman badge with pistol bar and a sharpshooter with rifle bar during his service.

Divorce records show Fred Hopkins served in the Vietnam War.

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According to the order, Hopkins had been ordered to pay the Lexington County probate judge's office $18,000, an amount representing attorney fees said to have been wrongfully collected from a client. It is his only known prior arrest. Lott said it's standard police procedure to arraign to meet with a subject for an interview.

"I have been shooting competitively since 1984 and lovin' it". "Why this tragedy happened?" NBC News reports that the wounded man was the suspect's son.

It's unclear whether authorities have determined why he opened fire.

The suspect, 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins, ended up barricading himself inside a home and opening fire on the officers.

Investigators say the incident unfolded Wednesday when officers went to serve a warrant in Florence. "The officers couldn't get to the ones who were down".

"This has been a horrendous evening", said Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler.

"He had a passion for kids, .to see kids in impoverished areas have the opportunity to do the things they might not have the opportunity" to do, Heidler said.

Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said Carraway had "the ability to bring the sense of order and peacefulness to the most hard of situations". A candlelight vigil was held Thursday night at First Baptist Church in Florence. "He demonstrated love in the purest form".

US President Donald Trump has tweeted about the shooting, quoting South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN from Florence, South Carolina, with the latest. "We are forever grateful for what our Law Enforcement Officers do 24/7/365", the President wrote on social media.

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