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

09 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Massive manhunt for gunman after Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed

Gunfire broke out about three minutes into the chase leaving McCartney only hours to live, one suspect dead lying next to a handgun and one suspect on the run.

Governor Jay Inslee issued a statement on the death of Deputy McCartney Monday.

McCartney was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities in Washington state appealed to the public for help Monday in tracking down a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy overnight.

Investigators described the suspect as mixed race or white, tall and thin with curly dark hair in a ponytail, a large pointy nose, with pock marks on the right side of his face.

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The Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy came under fire while chasing down the suspects after a 911 call warned of an intruder around 11:30 p.m. local time near Spanaway, about 12 miles south of Tacoma, according to a report. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

Deputies were doing a K-9 track in the area and closed 176th Street East to 200th Street East, and 38th Avenue East to Canyon Road East. Residents were asked to stay inside their homes as police search for the outstanding suspect.

After-school activities also were canceled "in an abundance of caution", district officials announced.

McCartney served on the USS Abraham Lincoln from February 25, 2004, through October 6, 2008. Deputy McCartney was a Navy veteran and served the department for three years.

Malone organized a YouCaring donation page to directly care for McCartney's family.


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