7 officers shot, 1 fatally, after attempt to serve warrant in South Carolina, officials say.Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 03 2018 8:16 PM
Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, after a suspect opened fire on deputies attempting to serve a search warrant to a house in South Carolina on Wednesday, officials said.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
From inside the home, the suspect fired on the deputies, striking three of them, officials said. The suspect continued to fire as officers from other departments arrived to assist. The wounded were evacuated after police drove in with an armored vehicle, while the suspect barricaded himself inside, along with an unspecified number of children. After an approximately two-hour standoff, the suspect, who was not identified by officials, was arrested.