Manhunt on for suspect in killing of Washington state deputy


A burglary investigation that began Sunday night southwest of Tacoma ended with the death of a Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy.

McCartney, 34, of Yelm was shot while responding to a burglary call in the Fredrickson area.

In a statement earlier from the Governor's office, Jay Inslee asked all Washingtonians to hold Deputy McCartney's Family in our hearts as well as all the men and women in Pierce County Sheriff's Department who served with McCartney and all who serve in law enforcement across our state. He was transported to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, where he died. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and was married with three children, according to a Facebook post from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.

Police say two suspects were involved.

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When other law enforcement officers arrived, they found one of the suspected burglars dead of a gunshot wound.

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.

All schools in the Bethel School District, have been closed for the day as a precaution. During the ensuing chase, police believe at least one of the suspects fired shots.