In 2018, seven police officers were shot in Florence, South Carolina, while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for a sexual offender. The shooting resulted in the deaths of two officers and the injury of five others. After the incident, the surviving officers filed a lawsuit against the entire family of the sexual offender, claiming that they were indirectly responsible for the shooting. The lawsuit alleges that the family members knew about the sexual offender's behavior and failed to prevent it, which ultimately led to the shooting. The officers are seeking damages and justice for the tragedy that they experienced. The ongoing legal battle highlights the need for individuals to be held accountable for their actions and the actions of those they are responsible for. It also raises the question of what responsibilities family members have in situations where a loved one is involved in criminal behavior.