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Authorities describe suspect in Washington deputy's killing

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FREDERICKSON, Wash. (AP) -

The Latest on a sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Pierce County, Washington (all times local):

10 a.m.

Authorities in Washington state say they now have a detailed description of a man suspected of involvement in the fatal shooting of sheriff's deputy.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Monday that authorities are looking for a mixed race or white man who is tall and thin, with curly dark hair in a ponytail.

He's described as having a large pointy nose and pock marks on right side of face, and was seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black beanie.

Deputy Daniel McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night.

One suspect was found dead at the scene but the other escaped, prompting a manhunt.

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7:25 a.m.

Authorities in Washington state have identified a sheriff's deputy shot and killed while responding to a home invasion as a Navy veteran and father of three young boys.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney, of Yelm.

The department says McCartney was responding to a home invasion in the Frederickson area, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma, late Sunday night when he was shot during a foot chase.

Officials say two suspects were involved. One was found dead at the scene. The other is being sought.

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5:10 a.m.

Authorities in Washington say a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy has died from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a home invasion.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department posted on its Facebook page early Monday that the deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday during a foot chase after responding to a 911 call.  The deputy had been transported to a hospital in Tacoma before he died. The deputy has not been identified.

The department asked in a Facebook posting that the deputy's family, friends, and the department be kept in people's thoughts and prayers.

Officials say two suspects were involved in the home invasion in the Frederickson area, about 15 miles southeast of Tacoma. One suspect was found dead at the scene and another is on the loose and being sought by authorities.

No additional information about the home invasion has been released.

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