Florence Police identify suspect accused of firing at an officer

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UPDATE: 4/10/20 10:30 PM — Florence Police have identified the suspect taken into custody after being accused of firing at an officer Friday afternoon.

The suspect has been identified as Joshua Troy Henderson, 24, of Sumter.

Joshua Troy Henderson (Courtesy: Florence County Detention Center)

UPDATE 4/10/20 6:58 PM — One suspect has been taken into custody, Public Information Officer, Mike Brandt said.

The incident remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — Florence Police are searching for a suspect accused of firing at a police officer.

Florence Police attempted to make a traffic stop shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday after they saw a vehicle driving recklessly, Florence Police Spokesperson, Capt. Mike Brandt said. The suspect then fired a shot at an officer from inside the vehicle.

The driver drove down railroad tracks, and was involved in a crash, Brandt said. The driver fled.

Police are continuing to search from National Cemetery Road to Sebrell Street and Irby Street to Barringer Street.

No other information is available at this time. Count on News13 for updates as we learn more.

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