Early this morning, 4 York County Officers were shot, including 3 members of the York County SWAT Team.
One of the officers is in “very critical” condition, according to York County Sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris, who asked everyone to pray for healing. The other officers weren’t as seriously injured.
47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall was identified as the suspect in the shooting. He was also wounded and taken to the hospital, his condition has not yet been released.
The incident started when officers responded to a domestic abuse call at 3042 Farrier Ln, York, SC, around 10 p.m. last night.
When the officers arrived, McCall ran into the woods and a York County deputy with a police dog proceed to chase him. McCall then shot and wounded the deputy with a “long gun”, according to Faris.
More officers then pursued McCall into the woods, at about 3:30 in the morning, he shot the three pursuing SWAT team members — two from York County, and one from the city of York.
McCall also fired at a South Carolina police helicopter and hit the rear stabilizer – the damage was minimal and it was still able to fly.
The gun used in the shooting has not yet been identified.
This was the scene in front of the house this morning;
South Carolina records indicate that McCall was arrested once before for assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and simple assault in February of 1994 in Florence, SC.
UPDATE 1/16/2018 11:45am:
The @YCSO_SC PIO will have a short update statement to the news media at 11:30 AM at the Moss Justice Center – Jury Assembly Room.
No further details will be given until that time.
Please be set and ready to begin promptly at 11:30 AM.#scnews #YorkCountySC
— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) January 16, 2018
York County officials confirmed that one of the officers is now out of surgery and another officer is still in surgery in critical condition.
“His situation is very critical at this time,” officials said. “We could really use your thoughts and prayers from the members of the community for that officer.”
UPDATE 1/16/2018 3:45pm:
The York County Sherriff’s Office just released the names and pictures of all of the officers who were shot;