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Florence airport officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody

Updated January 6 at 5:26 PM

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities are investigating after a Florence Regional Airport officer was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning.

According to the Florence County Coronerís Office, 26-year-old Jackson Ryan Winkeler, of Dillon, has been identified as the victim of the shooting, which happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. near the airport at 2100 Terminal Drive.

Sources tell WMBF News Winkeler was also a firefighter with the Latta Fire Department.

In a news release, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said James Edward Bell, 37, was arrested in connection to the shooting.

Shortly after 10:40 a.m. Monday, Bell was booked in the Florence County Detention Center. He faces charges of murder, armed robbery, discharging a firearm into a vehicle while occupied and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Bell is due in court for a bond hearing Tuesday morning.


Community mourns loss of officer fatally shot at Florence Regional Airport

Updated January 6 at 9:39 PM

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Today Florence County, a community that knows the heartbreak of losing law enforcement officers all too well, mourned the loss of an officer fatally shot at Florence Regional Airport early yesterday morning. It is the third law enforcement officer to be fatally shot in Florence County in less than two years.

Investigators say 26-year-old Jackson Ryan Winkeler was shot while making a traffic stop at the airport. When Winkeler wasnít working as an airport officer, he spent his time as a firefighter at the Latta Fire Department.
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