A six-hour standoff involving a domestic violence suspect left four law enforcement agents from South Carolina recovering from gunshot wounds they sustained after the suspect turned his weapon on them in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
The incident was handled by Deputies from local Sheriff’s Office who were called to respond to violence at a York home. The emergency call revealed that the male resident at the scene was reportedly heard hitting the woman who was the occupant of the house.
Upon arrival, the suspect had already left the scene by foot. The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall. Many thanks to the police dogs that aided authorities in tracking down McCall.
It was not until the assailant fired a shot that hit the deputy handling the dogs that they became aware of his presence. That was around 1.a.m when injured deputy received back up and before long McCall was surrounded.
The assailant started firing again around 3:30 a.m., thereby initiating a gun battle that left two more deputies and a York officer wounded. McCall was also shot in the exchange. A total of three deputies and an officer were hit. McCall and some victims were transported by vehicle while two of the injured were airlifted to a nearby hospital. The public is yet to be updated as to the condition of the officers.