Second law enforcement officer dies from Florence, SC shooting

Florence County Sheriff's Deputy Farrah Turner has died, according to Florence County Sheriff's Office.

Turner had been in critical condition since she and six other law enforcement officers were shot on Oct. 3.

Frederick Hopkins, 74, is accused of opening fire at officers from a second-floor window when officers went to the home to serve a warrant related to a child sex crimes investigation.

Sgt. Terrence Carraway, a 30-year veteran of the Florence Police Department who rushed to the scene to provide backup, was killed during the shooting. 

“Farrah was the ultimate professional, excelling at everything she did,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “She dedicated her life to serving the victims of the worst crimes imaginable. Please pray for Farrah’s family, our FCSO family and for our community as we mourn her loss.”

Sheriff Kenney Boone says funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date for Turner. 

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that the attempted murder charge on the suspect, 74-year-old Frederick Thompson, has been upgraded to murder for the death of Investigator Turner.