Man am­bushed SC po­lice of­fi­cers ques­tion­ing son, sher­iff says

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The sher­iff in­ves­ti­gat­ing the shoot­ing of seven po­lice of­fi­cers in South Carolina says the man charged with mur­der am­bushed them as they came to ques­tion his 27-year-old son about a sex­ual as­sault on a child.

Rich­land County Sher­iff Leon Lott said Fred­er­ick Hop­kins was charged with mur­der and six counts of at­tempted mur­der. Lott said Hop­kins should be re­leased from the hos­pi­tal Fri­day af­ter suf­fer­ing a head in­jury.

The sher­iff said Hop­kins’ son, Seth Hop­kins, has been charged with crim­i­nal sex­ual con­duct.

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