Deputy killed in Pierce County, armed and risky suspect at large

Suspect apprehended in killing of Wash. deputy

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

A sheriff's deputy in Washington State died after he was shot while chasing a burglary suspect.

It was not immediately known who shot one of the suspects, or whether the deputy managed to return fire.

Thirty-four-year-old Daniel McCarthy of Yelm, Wash. died in surgery for gunshot wounds at St. Joseph's Medical Center. The Tacoma News-Tribune reported that he was hired in 2014, was married and had three sons.


"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. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Pierce County Sheriff's Office as they seek justice and peace for their Deputy killed in the line of duty", Thurston County Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter.

Due to the manhunt and ongoing police investigation, the Bethel School District has canceled school on Monday. All roads around the area reopened around 6:40 a.m., except for 200th Street East which will remain closed from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue while police continue their investigation.

A memorial fund was set up to benefit his wife and children.

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