Florence Regional Airport Officer Murdered By Gunman

A police officer has been fatally shot at the Florence Regional Airport in South Carolina.

Florence, SC - A Florence Regional Airport police officer was murdered Sunday morning during a traffic stop at the airport.

The officer initiated a traffic stop on the suspect at around 6 a.m., according to WBTW.

During the stop, the suspect fatally shot the officer. The suspect was subsequently captured while fleeing the area.

Neither the suspect or officer have been publicly identified.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the murder.

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Comments (12)
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flybynight
flybynight

RIP

Devinhurst1
Devinhurst1

RIP and Godspeed Sir. Prayers for healing and love sent to all who are affected by the loss of this man in blue 💔😭😢😥 How long must we suffer these losses of our very best protectors?

BadNewz5160
BadNewz5160

Is it Obama's son again?

bryantrent
bryantrent

So sad

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

RIP Officer Winkeler. 🙏💙👮‍♂️

26yo officer and volunteer firefighter Jackson Ryan Winkeler was shot and killed during a traffic stop at Florence Regional airport. Suspect 37yo James Edward Bell ran from the scene but was captured and taken into custody. I found over 20 articles with the suspects name but nothing else. No criminal history, race, height, if he was married, nothing!!

flybynight
flybynight

James Edward Bell, 37 arrested. Just a matter of time before picture is released. I have a feeling that lowestcom and all the other screen names he travels under is not going to be happy. We shall see.