Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Washington state

Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Washington state

The Pierce County Sheriff Department provided this photo of Daniel McCartney, the deputy who died after being shot by a suspected burglar in the Frederickson area.

A Pierce County deputy has died after being shot responding to a robbery call near Spanaway, the Sheriff's Department confirmed.

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.

McCartney spent six years with the Hoquiam Police Department before transferring to Pierce County in 2014 and resided near Yelm.

McCartney was a husband and has three sons. The deputy arrived at the home on 200th St. E. and chased a suspect but was struck by gunfire during the pursuit. He was the father of three boys.

"It is with incredible sadness that [we] inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries", the sheriff's office posted on Twitter. McCartney was responding to a 9-1-1 call about an intruder at a home on 200th Street East.

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The suspect, who authorities described as armed and risky, 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. An active manhunt is under way for his suspected shooter.

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.

Some roads in the area are closed.

"Early this morning Pierce County lost one of their finest in the line of duty".

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

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