York County officials say four officers were shot and injured while responding to a domestic violence incident call early Tuesday morning.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said the incident began when York County deputies responded to the call at a home roughly five miles northeast of York. By the time officers arrived, the suspect 47-year-old Christian McCall had left the home.
A York County K-9 unit was called to search for him in the surrounding woods. Faris said, during the search, McCall fired several shots and struck one of the K-9 officers just after 1 a.m. Other agencies began looking for the suspect and a reverse 911 call was sent to the area. While officers were searching the surrounding neighborhood, two more deputies and a York police officer on a SWAT team were shot after 3:30 a.m. Sheriff Kevin Tolson said the team was “ambushed” by McCall.
Tolson said one of his deputies, Det. Mike Doty, is “hanging on to life.” The other three officers involved are expected to recover.
McCall was also shot when officers returned fire. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is not known. 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett said there is probable cause to issue warrants charging McCall with three counts of attempted murder. He would not commit to a fourth charge until doctors are confident Doty will survive or he passes away from his injuries.
Rock Hill station WRHI contributed to this report