Gunman In Custody After Shooting 5 Officers - At Least 1 Officer Dead

A gunman is in custody after he shot five officers in Florence, SC.

Florence, SC - A gunman was taken into custody after shooting five law enforcement officers Wednesday evening.

At least one officer has died, according to WBTW reporter Steve Roth

Preliminary information is that the officers were responding to an "active shooter" in Vintage Place off of Hoffmeyer Rd

While on scene, the unidentified gunman shot three Florence County deputies and two Florence PD officers.

A hostage negotiator was able to make contact with the gunman and convince him to surrender.

A 20-year-old male in the suspect's home was also shot, but it's not clear at this time if he was shot by officers or the suspect. He is currently alive, according to Seth Roth.

The gunman has been transported to the hospital. It's unclear what his injuries are.

No information has been released at this time on the condition of the wounded officers.

Neither the suspect or officers have been identified at this time.

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Comments (16)
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Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Im not even there and my bloods boiling! Condolences to the officers family that has died! Prayers for others. God Speed gentleman!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I'd be surprised if this guy isn't white. I know how they get down. Apparently, so does the FBI.

Update: affluent community, elderly man.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Many prayers being offered for the officers, their families, & everyone involved in the situation!

bronx163
bronx163

Deepest condolences to Officer’s family and his fellow brothers and sisters in blue. And godspeed for the injured cops to recover soon.

bronx163
bronx163

Hi_estComnDenomn SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!! We have a cop dead and others injured. U talk about race.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 No, YOU shut the fuck up.

A few stories below this one is a story about a dead officer. Yet i see a few comments not mentioning that officer or wishing Thoughts & Prayers. Are you going back to that article and tell everyone there to shut the fuck up?

Blue_lives_Matter
Blue_lives_Matter

Many prayers for the LEO'S who were either injured or died. Also prayers for both families of these Brave men and women, home family and blue family. Hopefully the person in custody gets the death penalty. Also prayers for the person that was shot in the home as well.