While serving a warrant, seven Florence officers were wounded in an attack; one police officer died from his injuries.
Mississippi Officers Killed by Suspect With Long Criminal History
According to News13, Fred Hopkins fired on three Florence County deputies while they were serving a warrant on a 27-year-old accused of sexually assaulting a foster child in the home. The deputies called for backup, which quickly arrived in the form of four Florence Police officers. Hopkins allegedly fired on them as well, before barricading himself in the home with children.
During the incident, Hopkins had the officers pinned down. In fact, they had to use an armored vehicle to retrieve the wounded officers. The officers were taken to the hospital; however, Florence Police Officer Terrence Carraway died.
“These officers went there unknowing the firepower this suspect had,” said Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone.
Police brought in negotiators, who spend two hours trying to end the standoff. Eventually, they were able to negotiate a surrender and police took Hopkins into custody. They transported him to the local hospital for treatment.
At this time, it is unclear what charges Hopkins will face. However, police …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life