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York County deputy, one of 4 officers shot in line of duty, home from hospital

Sgt. Buddy Brown, one of four York County, South Carolina law enforcement officers shot last week in what police said was an ambush, was released from a Charlotte hospital Thursday.
Sgt. Buddy Brown, one of four York County, South Carolina law enforcement officers shot last week in what police said was an ambush, was released from a Charlotte hospital Thursday.

Sgt. Buddy Brown, one of four York County law enforcement officers shot last week by a domestic violence suspect, is now recovering at home, police said.

Brown, a sergeant at the York County Sheriff’s Office, was the last officer released from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after several surgeries.

Sgt. Kyle Cummings of the York Police Department and Sgt. Randy Clinton of the sheriff’s office were released last week.

Sheriff’s Det. Mike Doty died Jan. 17, after being shot a day earlier in the incident outside York, where all four officers were ambushed, police said.

Doty was buried Monday in Rock Hill, after a funeral in Charlotte.

Police said Clinton was shot while tracking the suspect, Christian Thomas McCall, 47. More police responded and then police say McCall shot Cummings, Doty and Brown, all members of the county SWAT team.

McCall, who was shot by police, remains hospitalized in what officials said is “good” condition. Because McCall has not yet been released, he has not been charged with any crimes, but police have a fugitive warrant against him.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald

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