Not much is known yet, but it’s being reported that five law enforcement officers have been shot by an un-named suspect who has since been taken into custody in Florence, South Carolina. One officer is reported to have been killed.
Florence County Emergency Management officials said on Facebook around 6 p.m. that a suspect is in custody and the “active shooting situation is over.” Officials are asking people to stay away from the area as “there is still an active crime investigation in progress.”
Another man was also reportedly wounded by the suspect. What touched off the confrontation isn’t known yet and the story is sure to change as more details become available.
Breaking news: 5 police officers and deputies have been shot in Florence County. The shooting happened off Hoffmeyer Road. https://t.co/1FybOrBnMn
— Andrea Mock (@AndreaMockSC) October 3, 2018
BREAKING: ATF Special Agents from the Charlotte Field Division are on the scene of the officer-involved shooting in Florence, SC. pic.twitter.com/XyN6Nw7Db5
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) October 3, 2018