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South Carolina: Suspect in custody after 5 police officers shot


CBS News

By Peter Martinez

Five law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina, CBS affiliate WBTW-TV reports, and a suspect is in custody. A total of three Florence County deputies and two city officers were wounded, Florence County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said.

The suspect surrendered to deputies after talking with a negotiator, according to Kirby. Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela said that some of the officers are in "serious condition."

The Florence County Emergency Management Department tweeted that the "active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody." Officials urged people to stay away from the area.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster posted on Twitter that Wednesday's incident is "simply devastating" and called out the "selfless acts of bravery from the men and women in law enforcement."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-police-officers-shot-in-florence-south-carolina-suspect-in-custody-today-live-updates-2018-10-03/