Two Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) deputies were shot south of Spanaway Tuesday around noon during a SWAT operation.

Deputy Dominique Calata was in grave condition Tuesday night, according to the PCSD. Calata, 35, has a wife and a 4-year-old child at home and has been with the department for the past seven years. Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer said "we need to prepare for the worst," when it comes to Calata's condition. Calata was in critical condition Wednesday morning, KIRO7 reports.

The other wounded deputy, Sergeant Rich Scaniffe, was out of surgery Tuesday evening and in stable condition. Scaniffe is 45 and has been with the department for 21 years, KING5 reports.

The 40-year-old suspect, identified as Jeremy Dayton, was shot and killed, according to a spokesperson for the Pierce County Force Investigation Team. The deputies were serving a warrant for an alleged assault with a firearm at the time of the shooting, according to Sheriff Troyer.

 

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