Deputy McCartney of Yelm Fatally Shot

Randolph Lopez
January 9, 2018

34-year-old Daniel McCartney was shot when responding to a burglary in Frederickson, Washington around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Authorities launched a dragnet after a Washington state sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while chasing a pair of suspected burglars late Sunday, police said. A male suspect was found dead at the scene.

McCartney joined the force in 2014 and leaves behind a wife and three sons, police 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.

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It was not immediately known who shot one of the suspects, or whether the deputy managed to return fire. The deputy had been transported to a hospital in Tacoma before he died. McCartney was responding to a 9-1-1 call about an intruder at a home on 200th Street East.

The suspect fled the area on foot and a massive manhunt is underway. A large containment area around the shooting scene was blocked off for several hours while authorities searched for a second suspect. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie and is believed to be armed.

Early Monday morning officers and medical staff took part in a procession for McCartney when his body was taken from St. Joseph to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office.

School District cancelled school Monday due to an "abundance of caution", and the police investigation blocking access to the bus facility according to the Bethel School District Facebook Page. The Pierce County Skills Center will also be closed.

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