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

Suspect apprehended in killing of Wash. deputy

The deputy was shot while running after the suspects within 10 minutes of responding to that call for help. He began to pursue a suspect on foot and shots were fired at the deputy, striking him.

"Today we lost a Hero, Son, Father, Husband, Veteran and Police Officer", friend Annie Malone wrote on the fundraising page.

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

"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".

One suspected burglar was found dead near the home about 1:30 a.m.

"We don't know if the suspect on the loose has been shot or what he's armed with", said Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer, according to KIRO.

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A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.

The Bethel School District canceled all classes Monday because of the ongoing manhunt, which included authorities blocking roads leading to the district's bus facility and preventing bus drivers from starting their t pickup routes.

Deputies attempted to track the fugitive using K-9 deputies and closed 38th Avenue East to Canyon Road East and 76th Street East to 200th Street East through early Monday morning.

Police say the suspect is described as a tall, thin, mixed race or white male, with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department set up tipline for any information about the fatal shooting of Deputy McCartney.

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

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