A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was the first to respond to a 911 call about a home invasion was shot and killed late Sunday - and a suspect is still on the loose, authorities said.
A Pierce County Sheriff Department deputy died early Monday morning after being shot by an apparent burglar he was trying to catch in the Frederickson area.
McCartney was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 2 a.m.
When other law enforcement officers arrived, they found one of the suspects dead of a gunshot wound.
The officer was identified by the sheriff's department as Daniel McCartney of Yelm, a Navy veteran and a father of three young boys.
"All of us are deeply concerned", Sheriff Paul Pastor said.
A police spokesman said the police authorities believed there was a gunbattle between McCartney and the home intruders during the fatal encounter.
A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.
The suspect in the shooting remained at large, KIRO-TV reported.
Officials say numerous streets are being closed in the area as law enforcement conducts a search for the gunman. Police have determined that two suspects were involved in the incident. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.
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.
Governor Jay Inslee issued a statement on the death of Deputy McCartney Monday.
A legacy fund has been set up at TAPCO Credit Union for the fallen deputy's family.