Four officers shot in SC

Saul Bowman
January 17, 2018

The suspect ran from the scene before officers arrived and K-9 units were used to track him down, authorities said. York County K-9 units were called to help find the suspect. One is a K-9 officer, who was searching for the suspect when he was shot.

Three deputies and one police officer were shot and wounded in northern SC early Tuesday. Two of the officers shot were taken to the hospital via helicopter.

WCNC reports that officials identified the suspect as 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall.

The officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call Monday night in York, which is roughly 25 miles southwest of Charlotte. Randy Clinton who was chasing him with a police dog.

Deputies say the York police officer was part of the SWAT team.

An out pour of well wishes for the four wounded officers was also visibly present on social media. The officers' names and conditions weren't released. "We really could use your thoughts and prayers for that officer, his family, and all of the members of the York County Sheriff's Office family". Three were York County sheriff's deputies.

Caroline Hicks | WBTV
Caroline Hicks | WBTV Caroline Hicks | WBTV

As officers later searched some woods around 3:30am, deputies were met by a barrage of gunfire, and three deputies were hit.

Patrol cars from the York County Sheriff's Office were visibly parked outside CMC Main Tuesday afternoon.

Neither the condition of the law enforcement officials nor their identities were immediately available.

After approaching the location, where, authorities said later, a man was allegedly assaulting a woman, the deputies ordered neighbors to stay inside and then traded gunshots with the suspect in a standoff that lasted several hours.

Roger Gilfillan says McCall lived with his wife and three children in a rural area outside York.


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