Reports from the United States has it that seven law enforcement officers have been shot during a standoff in Florence, South Carolina.
Spokesman for the sheriff’s office, Major Mike Nunn, said Florence County Sheriff’s deputies were executing a search warrant when a man opened fire on them. The man then barricaded himself in a home with children during the two-hour standoff.
The slain officer was identified as Terrence Carraway, a 52-year-old Police veteran from Darlington, South Carolina. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a release from the Florence County Coroner’s Office.
Three deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and three other Florence police officers were also among the wounded, authorities said at a press conference, describing the incident as a terrible situation.
Authorities have not released more information about the condition of the injured law enforcement officers.
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