Upstate law enforcement officers shot by domestic violence suspect

Authorities in North Carolina block road during pursuit of domestic violence suspect they say wound up shooting four officers early

Authorities in North Carolina block road during pursuit of domestic violence suspect they say wound up shooting four officers early

Three York County Sheriff's deputies and one K-9 officer were shot and immediately taken to a hospital after responding to a to a domestic violence call outside of York, S.C. Two of the officers were airlifted to a hospital, and the other two were transported by vehicle.

The York County Public Information Officer says all of this started after deputies responded to a domestic violence call around 10 p.m. Monday night.

By the time the officers arrived at the home outside of York, S.C., the suspect fled on foot from the home. The York County K9 units were called out to track the suspect.

Around 3:30 a.m., shots were fired again, injuring three deputies who were searching for the suspect.

York Police Dept tweeted "Please pray for the York PD Officer and York County Sheriff's Deputies who were shot early this morning".

The states of the officers is obscure, yet the sheriff's office said two of the delegates were transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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Officials identified the suspect as Christian Thomas McCall, 47. He was driven to the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill in another officer's vehicle. McCall allegedly hit three additional law enforcement officers. The fourth officer was from the York County Police Department. He also wounded York County Sgt. Buddy Brown and York City Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings.

The condition of the officers were not clear early Tuesday. All three were on the county's SWAT team.

McCall, who was accused of assaulting a female, was shot during the encounter with police and is now in custody.

McCall shot the K-9 deputy and escaped, later shooting two more deputies and a York police officer before he himself was shot and captured.

Several law enforcement agencies then banded together to search for McCall.

No word was released on the extent of their injuries or their conditions. Gilfillan said McCall never appeared to cause any trouble.

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