A 74-Year-Old Man Was Charged With Shooting Seven Police Officers In South Carolina

The man ambushed police, killing one officer, when they arrived to interview his 28-year-old son, officials said.

Frederick Hopkins Jr., 74, was charged with murder in the killing of Sgt. Terrence Carraway, and six additional counts of attempted murder. The Associated Press reported that he is a Vietnam veteran who bragged online about his target-shooting skills.

Three of those injured were deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office; the other three were from the Florence Police Department, where Carraway served for 30 years.

Hopkins Jr. remains in custody and hospitalized after being injured in the shootout. He is expected to be transferred to a detention center on Friday.

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