Widow sues suspect
Allison Carraway, widow of a police officer slain in an ambush-style attack in 2018, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the man accused of killing him. Carraway’s husband, Terrence, was a Florence Police Department sergeant who lived in Darlington. He and Farrah Turner, an investigator for the Florence County Sheriff’s Department, were killed in the incident. Five other officers were wounded. Allison Carraway is suing Frederick Hopkins, the man charged in all the shootings. She is also suing his then-wife, Cheryl Hopkins, and son Seth Hopkins. The suit alleges that Cheryl Hopkins kept “multiple” weapons in the home but did not keep them secure even though she knew her then-husband was unstable. It also alleges Seth Hopkins failed to warn police about the guns and failed to stop his father from shooting at the officers. Other officers’ families are also suing Hopkins, according to reports.