Spanaway, WA – A Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputy was shot around midnight Monday night east of Spanaway.
The deputy had responded to a call where a residential burglary was taking place. While the deputy was on scene, the suspect shot the deputy and escaped.
This situation is still developing and the condition of the deputy has not been released.
The suspect is still on the loose and a manhunt is underway.
UPDATE From Pierce County SO:
Deputy shot by unidentified suspect while responding to home invasion, active K9 search in progress for armed suspect
A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was shot just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday January 7, 2018, by an unidentified suspect as the deputy was responding to a 911 call reporting an intruder at a residence on 200th St. E. in the Frederickson area. During the 911 call, dispatchers could hear screaming and a scuffle taking place.
*The deputy arrived o**n scene and became involved in a foot pursuit with an unidentified black male suspect, during which shots were fired and the deputy was struck; the suspect fled the area on foot.*
A large area of containment has been set up in the area of 200th St. E. as the suspect is being actively searched for by K9 units. We are asking the media not to respond to the area at this time as there is a massive search being conducted for an armed and dangerous unidentified suspect.
The deputy has been transported to a hospital in Tacoma; there is no information on his condition at this time.
UPDATE: Stacia Glenn with Tacoma News Tribune reports that there were two suspects, one was found dead on scene and one if on the run. The deputy is in critical condition.
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