March 17, 2018

Pierce County sheriff's deputy killed by fleeing burglar; manhunt for gunman underway

09 January 2018, 02:08 | Kara Nash

Massive manhunt for gunman after Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed

Massive manhunt for gunman after Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed

A deputy arrived six minutes later and gave chase as the burglars ran, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.

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.

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.

A 34-year-old Pierce County sheriff's deputy was killed while responding to a report of a home invasion near Frederickson late Sunday night, according to the sheriff's department. Dispatchers heard screaming and a scuffle during the initial 911 call.

The deputy suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

KIRO News is reporting that one suspect was shot and killed at the residence.

A suspect in the armed robbery was found dead at the scene.

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McCartney joined the force in 2014 and leaves behind a wife and three sons, police said. It was unclear which of the suspects shot the deputy, or if both fired at him.

A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.

The Sheriff Department, in a statement, called McCartney's death "a awful loss".

Bethel School District canceled all classes for Monday out of "an abundance of caution", it reported on its Facebook page.

Deputies are doing a K-9 track in the area and have closed Canyon Road at 176th Street South all the way to the end of the road.

There are road closures as a result, and the Bethel School District has now made a decision to close its schools today.

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