York Co. police shooting suspect upgraded to ‘good’ condition

Christian Thomas McCall
Christian Thomas McCall

The suspect in a shootout with York County police Jan. 16 who was wounded was upgraded to good condition Monday.

Christian Thomas McCall, 47, of York, remains hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His condition was upgraded Monday from fair to good, hospital officials said.

McCall has not been charged in the shooting death of York County Sheriff’s Office Det. Mike Doty or the wounding of three other officers. It remains unclear when McCall will be discharged and could be jailed in Charlotte pending extradition to South Carolina.

McCall’s lawyer, Montrio Belton, declined comment Monday on his client’s medical condition or anything else about the case.

McCall is expected to face a murder charge in the death of Doty and charges of attempted murder for shooting sheriff’s Sgts. Randy Clinton and Buddy Brown and York Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings.

Prosecutors have declined to discuss the case other than to say, after the shooting, that evidence supported police seeking warrants against McCall in the shootings.

Police are monitoring McCall at the hospital.