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Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

SC detective dies after being shot during manhunt

SC detective dies after being shot during manhunt

A man accused of assaulting his wife "ambushed" and shot three SC sheriff's deputies - leaving one "hanging on to life" - after wounding another K-9 officer during an hours-long manhunt, officials said Wednesday.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, deputies say McCall "fired shots" and ambushed a SWAT team looking for him.

Funeral arrangements for Doty will be made in the coming days, according to the sheriff's office.

"It is with a heavy heart & great sadness that York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announces the passing of Detective Michael R. Doty", the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook.

Police were first alerted to the incident on Monday night when McCall's wife called in a domestic violence situation but, by the time they arrived at the scene, the suspect had fled, CBS News noted.

Detective Doty was injured in the line of duty during a shooting incident in the 1400 block of South Parham Road.

The three other officers who were shot are expected to be OK, Observer news partner WBTV reported.

The prosecutor was waiting to see what happens with Doty's medical condition before deciding what to charge McCall with in that shooting.

A man shot the four officers early Tuesday near a SC home, a sheriff's spokesman said, after deputies were called there for a complaint of domestic violence. "The best way we can honor Mike Doty is to do what we as police do -serve everyone else".

Deputies had been called to McCall's house before because he said he was the victim in a domestic disturbance in 2015. He did not provide any specific details of the case.

"They were real nice people".

"He just kept to himself", Gilfillan said, adding the 47-year-old never caused any trouble in the neighborhood.

State criminal records show only one arrest for McCall. A few hours later, McCall ambushed some of the officers. "We need your continued prayers for our department".

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