Kid­nap­ping sus­pect kills cop

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - World/region -

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.

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