During the call, according to the Tacoma News-Tribune, dispatchers heard screaming and the sounds of a scuffle.
FREDERICKSON, Wash. - Authorities in Washington state appealed to the public for help Monday in tracking down a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy overnight.
A Pierce County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while responding to an armed burglary near Spanaway in the Fredrickson area late Sunday night. McCartney arrived at the home and chased a suspect but was hit by gunfire. The second suspected burglar police are hunting was described as tall and thin with curly dark hair in a ponytail and "pock marks" on the right side of his face. One was found dead at the scene. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.
The shootout left McCartney with life-threatening injuries.
Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney, of Yelm. 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.
After the shooting he was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The residents were inside the home at the time of the incident.
All schools in the Bethel School District, have been closed for the day as a precaution.
"Early this morning Pierce County lost one of their finest in the line of duty".
McCartney's family joined dozens of law enforcement officers to say goodbye to a friend, husband, father and brother as McCartney was carried and loaded into a van to be transported to the Medical Examiner's Office.
McCartney, who enlisted in the Navy on September 10, 2002, was an electronics technician 2nd class (E-5). He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a married father of three sons. At CrossFit Yelm you couldn't ask for a better athlete or coach.
Malone organized a YouCaring donation page to directly care for McCartney's family.