Kidnapping suspect kills cop
CHARLESTON – Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, during a confrontation with a suspect who was holding children hostage in a home Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina. After a two-hour standoff, the suspect was taken into custody. During an emotional press conference, officials said they were attempting to serve a warrant when a suspect opened fire from within the residence.
Three deputies were shot and city police responded to the scene where four additional officers were wounded, one fatally. The suspect was barricaded inside with children, according to Major Mike Nunn of the Florence County Sheriff’s Department. Police arrested the suspect, but details weren’t immediately released on how the standoff ended.