Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky suspect at large

Saul Franklin
January 9, 2018

A burglary investigation that began Sunday night southwest of Tacoma ended with the death of a Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy.

KOMO News reports Deputy Daniel McCartney responded to a 911 call and dispatchers could hear screaming.

McCartney was a husband and has three sons. Some clothing was found by deputies that they believe he left behind. He began to pursue a suspect on foot and shots were fired at the deputy, striking him.

He served with Pierce County for some three years.

Authorities have launched a manhunt for the other suspect, and blocked off several roads in the suburb.

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.

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"We don't know if the suspect on the loose has been shot or what he's armed with", said Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer, according to KIRO.

The suspect, who authorities described as armed and unsafe, 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.

Police say the suspect is described as a tall, thin, mixed race or white male, with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead around 2 a.m.

All schools in the Bethel School District, have been closed for the day as a precaution.

A memorial fund was set up to benefit his wife and children.

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