Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Washington state deputy killed responding to home invasion

Washington state deputy killed responding to home invasion

When deputies arrived, a suspect fled and one of the deputies pursued him.

Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Alexander McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase late Sunday as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, about 45 miles south of Seattle.

"I ask all Washingtonians to join me and Trudi in holding in our hearts Deputy McCartney's family, the men and women at the Pierce County Sheriff's Department who serve alongside Deputy McCartney, and all those who serve in law enforcement across our state".

Daniel McCartney, 34, was chasing the suspect when shots were exchanged, fatally wounding the officer, authorities said.

The shootout left McCartney with life-threatening injuries. That deputy was a three-year veteran of the force and was a father of three young boys.

A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.

The responding deputy encountered two burglary suspects, the Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page. A male suspect was found dead at the scene.

The fugitive is described to be mixed race or white male, tall, thin with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face.

Roads are closed from 176th Street East to 200th Street East and 38th Avenue East to Canyon Road East as the search for the suspect continues. Nearby, they discovered the fatally wounded deputy. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie and is believed to be armed.

Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday.

Pierce County Skills Center, a vocational education school administered by the Bethel district, also was closed for the day because of its proximity.

A legacy fund has been set up at TAPCO Credit Union for the fallen deputy's family.

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