One officer is dead and six others are injured following an active shooter situation in Florence County. The suspect is currently in custody.
Florence Police Department officer Terrence Carraway died after being shot. Carraway had recently received his 30-year service pin from the department, according to the Associated Press.
Along with Carraway, 6 other officers were shot, three officers with the Florence Police Dept. and three deputies with Florence County Sheriff’s Office.
Florence County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby confirmed that a 20-year-old male civilian was also shot. His condition was not immediately known.
“These officers went there unknowing the firepower the suspect had, and they thought it was a random search warrant,” Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone said during a Wednesday evening press conference that was wrought with emotion.