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Pierce County deputy killed during chase; one suspect at large

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

Associated Press

FREDERICKSON, Wash. – A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy died early Monday from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a home invasion.

The Tacoma News Tribune reported that Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, of Yelm, Wash., suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday. McCartney, 34, was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center after he was shot. He died just after 2 a.m.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department posted on its Facebook page early Monday that the deputy was shot during a foot chase after responding to a 911 call.

The department asked in a Facebook posting that the deputy’s family, friends, and the department be kept in people’s thoughts and prayers.

Officials say two suspects were involved in the home invasion in the Frederickson area, about 15 miles southeast of Tacoma. One suspect was found dead at the scene and another is on the loose and being sought by authorities.

McCartney was hired in 2014, previously worked in Aberdeen and Hoquiam and was a U.S. Navy veteran, the New Tribune reported. He was married and had three young sons.

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