Washington State Deputy Killed While Chasing Burglars, Prompting Massive Manhunt

Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed while responding to a home invasion Monday. (Pierce County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities launched a dragnet after a Washington state sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed while chasing a pair of suspected burglars late Sunday, police said.

The deputy, identified as 34-year-old Daniel A. McCartney, was responding to a home invasion about 11:25 p.m. when he began chasing two burglars, Q13FOX reported. Dispatchers heard screaming and a scuffle during the initial 911 call.

Several shots were fired during the chase, striking McCartney. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Heartbroken to report Deputy Daniel McCartney, #484, lost his life overnight while courageously protecting citizens of Pierce Co.,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.

It’s unclear if the deputy was able to return fire at the suspects, who were not immediately identified.

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SOURCE: Fox News, Katherine Lam