Suspect in murder of York County detective released from hospital, booked into jail

- The man accused of shooting and killing a York County detective during a standoff earlier this year has been released from the hospital and will be booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail, police said. 

Christian McCall was hospitalized for his injuries after he ambushed and shot at four law enforcement officers in York County, South Carolina while they were searching for him near his house after responding to a domestic violence call. 

The York County Sheriff's Office had received a call by McCall's wife for a domestic situation at 3042 Farrier Lane around 10:10 p.m. Monday, Jan 15. 

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McCall shot at Det. Michael Doty, Sgt. Kyle Cummings, Sgt. Randy Clinton, and Sgt. Buddy Brown during the incident. 

Det. Michael Doty died from his injuries in the hospital just one day after the shooting. 

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State criminal records show McCall had a prior arrested from 1994 for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and simple assault. 

McCall will remain at the Mecklenburg County Jail pending an initial hearing in the Superior Court of Mecklenburg on Friday, March 16 to determine the status of his extradition back to South Carolina. 

McCall family statement: 

"The family is shocked, saddened, and devastated by the events of January 16, 2018. Our hearts have ached for Officers Mike Doty, Randy Clinton, Buddy Brown, and Kyle Cummings and their families.

The Christian McCall we know is a loving Christian, husband of over 20 years, father of two great kids, son, and brother. Chris had a successful career in the banking industry--where he was well liked by his co-workers. He is also a proud veteran of the US Army. 

So, this tragedy, as we know it, was something uncharacteristic of Chris' past and seemingly promising future. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CMC and Officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for their high level of professionalism and compassion during this difficult situation. We continue to pray for the recovery of all those impacted."

 

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