Four York County deputies and a police officer who were sent to save a victim, ended up becoming victims after investigators say 47-year-old Christian McCall shot at them. Before law enforcement arrived on scene, the suspect fled on foot.
A York County Sheriff K-9 unit was among those who was called.
Around 1:07am Tuesday, in an area near the home, the suspect opened fire and struck an officer from the K-9 unit, Faris said.
Three deputies and one police officer were shot and wounded in northern SC early Tuesday.
McCall "sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital" where he is now in surgery.
The shooting happened after the York County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic call around 10:10 p.m. Monday, according to WBTV. The officer was transported by a fellow deputy in his patrol auto to Carolinas Medical Center. McCall allegedly hit three additional law enforcement officers.
"One officer was critically wounded and his situation is very critical at this time", he continued. "We could really use your thoughts", sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said during a news conference.
The sheriff says two hours later McCall ambushed York County Det.
Three officers who were shot were York County Sheriff's deputies. Faris didn't know the woman's condition.
Several departments then pitched in to help find McCall.
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.
The extent of the deputies and officer's injuries have not been released.
McCall's neighbor described him as a friendly man and said their street is typically quiet. Gilfillan said McCall never appeared to cause any trouble.
York County is located a few miles southwest of Charlotte.
Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News.