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

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

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

The deputy arrived at the home on 200th St. E. and chased a suspect but was struck by gunfire during the pursuit.

He leaves behind a wife and three young boys, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said.

A deputy arrived six minutes later and gave chase as the burglars ran, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. He began to pursue a suspect on foot and shots were fired at the deputy, striking him.

The shootout left McCartney with life-threatening injuries. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a married father of three sons. We are with his family now, and we ask that you please keep his family, friends, and our department in your thoughts and prayers. One of two suspects is still at large.

One suspected burglar was found dead near the home about 1:30 a.m. An active manhunt is under way for his suspected shooter.

FREDERICKSON, Wash. - Authorities in Washington state appealed to the public for help Monday in tracking down a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy overnight.

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.

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.

Deputies were called to the area of 45th Avenue Court East and 200th Street East for an attempted armed burglary at a home shortly after midnight Monday. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

All schools in the Bethel School District, have been closed for the day as a precaution. The Pierce County Skills Center will also be closed. Donations can be made any any TAPCO Credit Union branch or via Paypal.

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