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Washington deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds

Washington deputy shot during chase dies from gunshot wounds

A police officer was shot and killed in response to a report of home intrusion in an area about 23 kilometers away from Tacoma in Washington state on the US west coast, the state's Pierce County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) said Monday.

A Pierce County deputy has died after being shot responding to a robbery call near Spanaway, the Sheriff's Department confirmed.

The shot cop died while undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital.

One suspected burglar was found dead near the home about 1:30 a.m. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a married father of three sons.

"This man lived a life of duty and obligation and sacrifice", said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor.

When deputies arrived, a suspect fled and one of the deputies pursued him.




A police spokesman said the police authorities believed there was a gunbattle between McCartney and the home intruders during the fatal encounter.

Police closed roads in the area as they hunted for the suspect. An active manhunt is under way for his suspected shooter.

The fugitive is described to be mixed race or white male, tall, thin with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

Bethel School District canceled all classes for Monday out of "an abundance of caution", it reported on its Facebook page.

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

There are road closures as a result, and the Bethel School District has now chose to close its schools today.


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