(York, SC) – Three sheriff’s deputies and a police officer wounded after an ambush in rural South Carolina. A suspect also wounded by police is in custody. A spokesman for the York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office says deputies answered a domestic violence call last night and the suspect had already fled.
As searchers looked for 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall, he allegedly opened fire wounding a canine officer. Multiple agencies then began looking for McCall in thick woods. Two hours after the first incident, the suspect opened fire again wounding three more officers before he was eventually captured.
A medical helicopter flew two wounded deputies to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two other officers were driven to hospitals. The conditions of the officers is not known. Authorities say McCall was also wounded and needed medical attention. York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris says, “There’s a lot of officers that are concerned about our deputies. The main concern is for our guys who are in the hospital right now.”