Deputy in Washington dies after being shot by burglary suspects

Posted January 09, 2018

A sheriff's deputy in Washington State died after he was shot while chasing a burglary suspect.

"All of us are deeply concerned", Sheriff Paul Pastor said.

Someone called the Sheriff's Office just before 11:30 a.m. saying an intruder was inside a home in Frederickson, a suburb just southeast of Tacoma.

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.

Dispatchers said they could hear screaming and sounds of a scuffle according to the sheriff's office.

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Thirty-four-year-old Daniel McCarthy of Yelm, Wash. died in surgery for gunshot wounds at St. Joseph's Medical Center.

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

"Today we lost a hero, son, father, husband, veteran and police officer".

A manhunt is underway in Pierce County following the shooting death of a Sheriff's Deputy.

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

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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.

One of the burglars was found dead near the scene, and a handgun was recovered.

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

Some roads in the area are closed.

No additional information about the home invasion has been released.

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