A Pierce County, WA, deputy has died after being shot responding to a robbery call near Spanaway, the Sheriff's Department confirmed.
According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, the deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday while responding to a 911 call for an intruder reported in a house in the Frederickson area.
The deputy was the first person to arrive on scene. He began to pursue a suspect on foot and shots were fired at the deputy, striking him. He was transported to a hospital in Tacoma where he died.
Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor identified the fallen deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney of Yelm, King 5 TV reports.
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 dangerous.
The Sheriff’s Department says one suspect was found dead at the scene, and the second male suspect was taken into custody later Monday morning, reports KGW.
A Washington State Trooper spotted the 34-year-old suspect just after 8 a.m. The man was taken into custody and will now be booked on murder charges.
Law enforcement recovered one of the suspects' weapons from the scene. Police believe that handgun was used to shoot McCartney.