Four South Carolina cops shot during search for domestic violence suspect

Doug Mendoza
January 17, 2018

The man accused of shooting four SC law enforcement officers early Tuesday morning was found with several "long guns" and was previously arrested for assaulting an officer, a report said. When they reached the area, they discovered the suspect had run off.

By the time officers arrived at the home, the male suspect had already fled on foot, Faris said. The officer was transported by a fellow deputy in his patrol auto to Carolinas Medical Center.

As officers later searched some woods around 3:30am, deputies were met by a barrage of gunfire, and three deputies were hit. According to ABC News, two of the deputies had to be airlifted to hospital in Charlotte. The third was taken by ground. Authorities have not released their names or conditions, but the York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris implied the wounds were serious.

Three officers that were shot are York County Sheriff's Deputies.

The three deputies who were shot were either in surgery or awaiting surgery Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff's office said. "We could really use your prayers", the York County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

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McCall "sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital" where he is now in surgery.

Tolson didn't release details about the attack, saying it was under investigation by SLED. Doty's shooting, citing his critical condition. Authorities said it was reported that McCall was beating a woman when the 911 call came in. York is about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

There was an outpouring of support for the York County Sheriff's Department and York Police Department following the incident.

SLED agents and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police participated in the search.

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