Suspect in custody, Officer killed after shooting at Florence Airport


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SLED CONTINUING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN FLORENCE COUNTY

Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division continue their investigation of an incident Sunday morning in which a man shot and killed an Airport Public Safety Officer during a traffic stop at Florence Regional Airport. The suspect initially fled the scene but was later apprehended by Florence County Deputies.

SLED conducts law enforcement officer involved shooting investigations at the request of the agency involved in the incident. These independent investigations follow SLED’s guidance in conducting interviews along with the gathering and analysis of forensic evidence. Interviews are being conducted with the responding officers and others.

Information gathered in the SLED investigation of the incident will be summarized in a case file report to be submitted to prosecutors.

This is an ongoing investigation. No other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED at this time..

The incident in Florence County is the first officer involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020. In 2019, there were 45 officer involved shootings in South Carolina; none involved the

Florence Regional Airport.