Four Police Officers Shot During South Carolina Manhunt

January 16, 2018 Updated: January 16, 2018

Three sheriff’s deputies and a police officer were shot early on Tuesday, Jan. 16, as they were searching for a suspect in a domestic violence case, it was reported.

York County, South Carolina sheriff’s spokesperson Trent Faris told CBS News that officers responded to a Monday night call about domestic violence. The suspect then fled on foot.

At 1:07 a.m., an officer from the York County Sheriff K-9 unit was shot at 1:07 a.m. and was rushed to the hospital. At 3:30 a.m., three officers were shot, and two were airlifted and a third was sent to the hospital via car.

Christian Thomas McCall, 47, the suspect, was shot by police and was in custody, Faris said.

McCall allegedly assaulted a woman, the CBS report said.

“We could really use your prayers and thoughts for those officers right now,” Faris said at a news conference on Tuesday, according to WSOC-TV.

The incident unfolded on South Paraham Road near Campbell Road and Highway 49 in York County, WSOC-TV reported.

Regarding the four officers, no names have been released.

Their conditions were also not disclosed.

McCall had been assaulting his wife, his father-in-law said. But he expressed surprise to WSOC-TV, saying that committing acts of violence towards police is not like McCall.



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