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Paul Pless
10-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Seven law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina and a suspect is in custody, according to officials. A total of three Florence County deputies and four city officers were wounded, one of them fatally. The suspect surrendered to deputies after talking with a negotiator, according to Florence County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said.

Officials held an emotional press briefing Wednesday night saying officers were issuing a search warrant at a residence around 4 p.m. when the shooting unfolded. A 2-hour standoff ensued as the suspect was barricaded inside with children. Shots rang out and officers were struck. Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said some of the officers were in "serious condition."

Flying Orca
10-03-2018, 07:46 PM
Sickening, in a multitude of ways.

Jimmy W
10-03-2018, 08:05 PM
Two officers were killed in Brookhaven, Mississippi last Saturday.

10-03-2018, 08:12 PM

10-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Officials held an emotional press briefing

Kids get shot and it's 'carry on'.. cops get shot and it's 'sob, sob'.. That's f'ing backward!

C. Ross
10-03-2018, 10:55 PM
Absolutely horrible.

Weren't there some good guys with guns on the scene to stop the bad guy with a gun?

It's a stupid idea.

I guess that's why Charleston police oppose "constitutional carry" laws in the state.


Paul Pless
10-04-2018, 05:42 AM
I'm curious as to what the warrant was for that they were serving.

10-04-2018, 05:46 AM
Armed suspect holding children against their will it seems. Domestic dispute is likely.

Paul Pless
10-04-2018, 05:52 AM
Armed suspect holding children against their will it seems. Domestic dispute is likely.no, they had a warrant for the suspect's arrest prior to showing up on the property; they were there serving that warrant

apparently the house was on a hill with several hundred yards of clear view of the driveway and surrounding area and the suspect opened fire at long range

the wounded and dying officers had to be recovered with an armored vehicle

the officer that died was not part of the initial 'warrant team' and responded to shots fired and officers down on the radio, he was fifty years old and a thirty year veteran of the police department

one of the 'hostages' in the house was also shot