The deputy arrived on scene and became involved in a foot pursuit with a male suspect, during which shots were fired and the deputy was struck.
"He was one of the people in our agency who stepped up and stepped forward", said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor, according to KOMO.
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy has died after being shot during a response to a burglary late Sunday night. He was transported to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and passed away shortly after 2 a.m.
The Sheriff's Department says one suspect was found dead at the scene, but another male suspect is still at large and is considered armed and risky. He's survived by three young boys. One white male was found dead at the scene but police are actively looking for another black male suspect who is believed to be armed and risky.
One suspect was found dead at the scene but the other escaped, prompting a manhunt that lasted into Monday morning.
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Police say the suspect is described as a tall, thin, mixed race or white male, with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department identified the deputy as Daniel McCartney, 34.
Deputies are doing a K-9 track in the area and have closed Canyon Road at 176th Street South all the way to the end of the road.
School District cancelled school Monday due to an "abundance of caution", and the police investigation blocking access to the bus facility according to the Bethel School District Facebook Page.