Sheriff's Office Asks for Prayers After 4 Officers Shot in Violent Open Fire

January 16, 2018Jan 16, 2018

On early Tuesday morning, a scary incident took place in South Carolina. Three deputies and one K-9 officer were shot by a suspect on the run.

The suspected shooter is 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall. According to Fox News, authorities were sent to McCall’s location after receiving a domestic call at around 10 p.m. on Monday night.

The suspect was located around 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, South Carolina. By the time the authorities had arrived on the scene, the suspect had already fled on foot.

As the officers were searching for McCall in the nearby woods, the man opened fire. He fired his gun just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning. After McCall opened fire, the department released K-9 units to the scene.

By the time the suspect was caught, three deputies had been shot as well as one K-9 officer. Those shots occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Additionally, McCall reportedly shot at a police helicopter. While the bullet did hit the aircraft, no one was injured in that incident. Shortly after the open fire, the gunman was arrested.

The four officers who were injured were taken to a hospital, and thus far no word has been given about their current conditions. York County Sheriff spokesman Trent Faris spoke out about the incident, asking for support at this time.

He said, “The sheriff’s office can really use your prayers and your thoughts.”

As the information is released about the condition of the officers who were shot, we will update here. Please be praying that the officers would recover from this tragedy. Share your prayers with us! In other recent news, an iconic gospel music singer just passed away at 74.

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