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Posted by: Jarod Word on Oct 5, 2018

The man accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers, killing one, is a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney, The Chattanooga Times Free Press Reports. Frederick Hopkins is accused of firing on officers from his Florence home on Wednesday while holding children hostage inside. The officers were at the home to carry out a search warrant investigating allegations that a 27-year-old person at the home sexually assaulted a foster child who lives there. Hopkins surrendered his law license in 1984 over $18,000 in wrongfully collected attorney fees in lieu of serving jail time.