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South Carolina Police Officer Dies After Ambush

18 January 2018

A York County, S.C., sheriff's detective who was critically injured in a shooting died Wednesday night at a hospital, authorities said. He began his employment there on May 22, 2006.

Sheriff Kevin Tolson says York County Sergeant Randy Clinton is awaiting surgery while York County Sergeant Buddy Brown and York Police Sergeant Kyle Cummings are recovering.

A York County Sheriff's Deputy has died after a shooting early Tuesday when a 47-year-old man "ambushed" him and three other deputies, prompting a manhunt, as well, officials told Fox News.

The sheriff's office said McCall was also shot during the incident.

York County K-9 units were called in to help find McCall.

"Every one of my officers, and every officer from other departments I have talked to since this happened, remains committed to helping protect people and serving people", Robinson said, according to local newspaper Herald Online. Sheriff Kevin Tolson asks you lift up your thoughts & prayers to these Officers & their families. Det.

Sgt. Brown and Sgt. Cummings are both expected to be OK.

McCall could now face murder charges in Mike Doty's death, and possibly the death penalty.

Doty, Cummings and Brown all were working as SWAT members when they were shot while searching for McCall, police said.

There was an active crime scene near the intersection of South Paraham Road at Charlotte Highway in York as law enforcement investigated. We especially ache for his brother, Charles, who also serves with the York County Sheriff's Office.

There was an outpouring of support for the York County Sheriff's Department and York Police Department following the incident. He was an investigator with the York County Multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, based out of an office at the Fort Mill Police Department.

State criminal records show only one arrest for McCall.

South Carolina Police Officer Dies After Ambush