Wash. deputy shot during foot pursuit dies

County Sheriff's Department

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney, of Yelm.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Monday that authorities are looking for a mixed race or white man who is tall and thin, with curly dark hair in a ponytail.

A Pierce County Sheriff Department deputy died early Monday morning after being shot by an apparent burglar he was trying to catch in the Frederickson area.

A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was the first to respond to a 911 call about a home invasion was fatally shot late Sunday - and a suspect is still on the loose, authorities said.

During the call, according to the News-Tribune, dispatchers heard screaming and the sounds of a scuffle. McCartney arrived at the home and chased a suspect but was hit by gunfire. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a married father of three sons.

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Police say two suspects were involved. It was unclear which of the suspects shot the deputy, or if both fired at him.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department set up tipline for any information about the fatal shooting of Deputy McCartney. A male suspect was found dead at the scene.

The suspect, who authorities described as armed and risky, was the subject of manhunt by K9 units in the area of 200th Sreet as the suspect is being actively searched for by K9 units.

The injured deputy was taken to the hospital in critical condition. That road and others - 176th Street East, 38th Avenue East and Canyon Road East - were closed to form a perimeter for the search.

The incident prompted Bethel schools to be canceled as authorities hunt for the second burglar.

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