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Pierce County deputy fatally shot chasing burglary suspect in Washington
by Christopher Shaw
FREDERICKSON, Wash. -- A Pierce County sheriff's deputy has died after being shot during a response to a burglary in Frederickson late Sunday night, and an active manhunt is under way for his suspected shooter.
According to the sheriff's office, the deputy responded at about 11:30 p.m. to a 911 call during which dispatchers could hear screaming and some type of altercation. The deputy arrived at the home on 200th St. E. and chased a suspect but was struck by gunfire during the pursuit.
Police have determined that two suspects were involved in the incident. A white man was found dead at the scene but police are actively looking for another black man who is believed to be armed and dangerous, deputies said, adding they do not have a more detailed description of their suspect yet.
Officials said it does appear that the suspect partially disrobed as he fled. Some clothing was found by deputies that they believe he left behind.
The injured deputy was transported in critical condition to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where he later died. That deputy, identified as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney of Yelm, was a three-year veteran of the force. He leaves behind a wife and three young boys, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said.
McCartney, a Navy veteran, previously served as a police officer in Hoquiam for six years, KXRO radio reports. Hoquiam Police Sgt. Jeff Salstrom told KXRO: “Dan was a good guy and a good police officer. More importantly he was an extremely devoted dad.”