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Published On: Thu, Oct 4th, 2018

Fred Hopkins identified as South Carolina shooter, Officer Terrence Carraway killed, 6 others injured

The man who opened fire on police officers in a in South Carolina residential neighborhood on Wednesday, killing one and injuring several others, has been identified a Fred Hopkins, a disbarred lawyer.

The officer killed has been identified as Florence Police Department veteran Terrence Carraway, 52, of Darlington.

Florence County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News on Thursday that Hopkins was at the home where the shooting took place, there in Vintage Place, about 80 miles east of Columbia.

Hopkins allegedly began shooting at Florence County deputies when they showed up to serve a search warrant for another individual at the residence Wednesday.

There were four foster children inside the home at the time of the incident, the source told ABC News.

Hopkins, 74, used a “high-powered rifle was used in the attack,” according the source.

“It’s my understanding right now that they didn’t know the fire power that was about to go under,” Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told reporters at a press conference Thursday.

Three deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and four officers from the Florence Police Department were shot, authorities said. One of the officers was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the Florence County coroner told the press.

According to court records, Hopkins was charged with disorderly conduct in 2014, but the case was disposed of a few weeks later. Public records also show Hopkins used to be a lawyer, but has been disbarred since 1984.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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