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Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of York County Sheriff's Deputy Now In Police Custody

The man suspected of fatally shooting a York County sheriff’s deputy and wounding three other officers in January is now out of the hospital and in jail.  Atrium Health confirms that 47-year old Christian McCall was discharged this morning – two months after the shootings.

York County sheriff’s officials said McCall first shot a K-9 officer and later ambushed the other officers as they pursued him after responding to a domestic violence call. The sheriff’s office said McCall was also shot during the episode, but they didn’t say by whom.

York Deputy Mike Doty died from his injuries.  The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) says warrants are pending against McCall for murder, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon in a violent crime.  He also faces potential prosecution for domestic violence.  That warrant stems from an allegation by McCall’s wife that led to her 911 call in January that brought officers to the family’s home near York. 

McCall is currently being held in Charlotte, where he faces an extradition hearing tomorrow.  According to SLED, if McCall waives extradition, he’ll be taken to the York County Detention Center, where he would be served with arrest warrants and appear at a bond hearing.   The Herald of Rock Hill reports that if McCall fights extradition, York County prosecutors would be required to get orders from the governors of both North Carolina and South Carolina in order relocate the suspect.  

The Herald also reports that in a statement issued through McCall’s attorney, the suspect’s family members said they are “shocked, saddened and devastated” by the January events.  “Our hearts have ached for officers Mike Doty, Randy Clinton, Buddy Brown, Kyle Cummings and their families,” the statement added.