Man ambushed SC police officers questioning son, sheriff says
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.