During the ensuing chase, police believe at least one of the suspects fired shots.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department identified the deputy as Daniel McCartney, 34. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where he died. Trudi and I are saddened and praying for the deputy's young family as they grieve the loss of their husband and father.
The department asked in a Facebook posting that the deputy's family, friends, and the department be kept in people's thoughts and prayers.
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A manhunt for the second suspect is underway.
The responding deputy encountered two burglary suspects, the department said.
After arriving at the scene, McCartney chased an unidentified black male on foot before the suspect shot him and escaped.
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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.
The fugitive is described to be mixed race or white male, tall, thin with a large pointy nose, curly dark hair in a ponytail, and pock marks on the right side of his face.
All roads around the area reopened around 6:40 a.m., except for 200th Street East which will remain closed from 42nd Avenue to 50th Avenue while police continue their investigation. Nearby, they discovered the fatally wounded deputy.
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There are road closures as a result, and the Bethel School District has now chose to close its schools today.