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3 wounded York County officers, shot in line of duty, improving

York County sheriff’s deputies Mike Doty, from left, who died, and recovering deputies Buddy Brown, Randy Clinton and York police officer Kyle Cummings.
York County sheriff’s deputies Mike Doty, from left, who died, and recovering deputies Buddy Brown, Randy Clinton and York police officer Kyle Cummings.

Two of the four York County officers shot in what police said was an ambush where one officer later died are improving, and are expected to be released soon from a Charlotte hospital, police said.

York County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sgt. Randy Clinton is expected to go home Friday, said sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris.

Clinton, a 34-year police veteran, underwent two surgeries. He was the first officer shot in the incident that started late Monday and continued into Tuesday.

Sgt. Buddy Brown has another procedure Friday, but is expected to be released from the hospital over the weekend, Faris said.

York Police Department Sgt. Kyle Cummings was released Thursday.

Sheriff’s office Detective Mike Doty died Wednesday after he was shot.

All four were wounded in the search for a domestic violence suspect.

Christian Thomas McCall, 47, the suspect, was shot by police, and remains hospitalized. He has not yet been charged with any crimes but remains under guard at Carolinas Medical center in Charlotte, police said.

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