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Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Washington state

09 January 2018

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

McCartney was a husband and has three sons. The deputy had been transported to a hospital in Tacoma before he died.

Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor identified the officer as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney of Yelm.

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It is with incredible sadness that inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries.

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

Police say two suspects were involved. 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.

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The Bethel School District canceled all classes Monday because of the ongoing manhunt, which included authorities blocking roads leading to the district's bus facility and preventing bus drivers from starting their t pickup routes.

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.

Police closed off roads in the area and conducted a manhunt in an area that includes industrial sites as well as wooded areas, asking local residents to stay indoors, but did not find the man. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie and is believed to be armed. Nearby, they discovered the fatally wounded deputy.

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A memorial fund was set up to benefit his wife and children. Donations can be made any any TAPCO Credit Union branch or via Paypal.

Manhunt underway for suspected cop killer in Washington state