4 cops shot while responding to call in South Carolina: Sheriff's Office

Lucy Bush
January 17, 2018

Another deputy quickly transported the wounded K-9 officer to a local hospital in the back of his patrol vehicle.

An out pour of well wishes for the four wounded officers was also visibly present on social media. Two were airlifted to a hospital and the third was brought by vehicle.

Three deputies and one officer were shot while responding to a domestic violence call in York, South Carolina, Monday night, authorities said.

Suspect's home on Farrier Lane in York County
Suspect's home on Farrier Lane in York County

A SC sheriff says three law enforcement officers were ambushed as they searched for a man suspected of beating his wife in the couple's home. It was unknown whether the dog was injured. A fourth officer had been shot earlier in the search. The suspect was injured at that time. He did not know the specific type of weapons. Authorities said it was reported that McCall was beating a woman when the 911 call came in. "We could really use your prayers", the York County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near York when officers responded to a domestic dispute, according to reports. Those included two deputies and a York Police Department officer. During an afternoon press conference, a SLED official said that based on evidence, there's probable cause to seek warrants charging McCall with three counts of attempted murder. Officials said the rear of the helicopter was hit by gunfire but still able to fly.

Several law enforcement agencies then banded together to search for McCall. Three were York County sheriff's deputies.

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'They were real nice people. "He just kept to himself", said Gilfillan.

McCall's neighbor described him as a friendly man and said their street is typically quiet.

No one answered the door at McCall's two-story brick home later Tuesday morning.

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Trent Faris with the York County Sheriff's Department briefed reporters early this morning.

York is about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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