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Man, 32, and his ‘getaway driver’ girlfriend, 52, charged with the fatal shooting of Washington sheriff’s deputy Daniel McCartney
Deputy McCartney, 34, was killed dead while responding to an armed home invasion at a mobile home in Spanaway, Pierce County on Sunday night
Frank Pawul and Brenda Troyer have both been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping, Pawul faces an additional charge of second-degree unlawful gun possession.
Police believe McCartney fatally shot in the neck ,was wounded while in pursuit of one of the suspects and a gun battle ensued
A third suspect, Henry Carden, 35, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound – Text messages on Pawul’s phone showed that Troyer told him that authorities believed Dep. McCartney shot Carden then Pawul killed the cop
McCartney who had been in law enforcement for 9 years, was a US Navy veteran and is survived by his wife and three sons 
A robbery suspect and his getaway driver have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after a home invasion.
Daniel McCartney 5.pngDeputy Daniel McCartney, [photo], was shot and killed allegedly by Frank Pawul, while responding to a break-in Sunday at a mobile home in Spanaway. 

McCartney was dispatched around 11.24pm to the mobile home near 45th Avenue Court East and 200th Street after the residents reporter the break in, according to The News Tribune.

Shortly after arriving, he made a ‘shots fired’ call over his radio, his last transmission. Deputies found McCartney with a fatal gunshot wound in the neck.
Police believe Pawul fled and the deputy ran after him, after which there was a gun battle and McCartney was hit. Nearby they found Carden with several gunshot wounds, including a self-inflicted fatal wound to his head.

 Frank Pawul [Left], Henry Carden, [center] and Brenda Troyer [right] 1 .pngThe third member of the crew, Henry Carden, 35 [center], was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Text messages on Pawul’s phone showed that Troyer [right] told him that authorities believed McCartney shot Carden and that Pawul [left] in return killed the deputy

Deputies found McCartney  with a fatal gunshot wound in the neck. Police believe Pawul fled and the deputy ran after him, after which there was a gun battle and McCartney was hit.

About eight hours later, authorities found Pawul, who told officers he was walking from his girlfriend’s house nearby, and that she probably was in Yelm.

Deputies found and interviewed Troyer, who said she dropped Carden and Pawul off near the mobile home so they could buy a car, and then left.
Texts messages found on Pawul’s phone showed he had texted Troyer, saying he’d been hiding in a garbage can and wanted her to come pick him up.
Troyer told him that authorities believed McCartney shot Carden and that Pawul killed the deputy.

Deputy McCartney was a US Navy veteran who served from 2004 to 2008 and received several medals including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.
He had served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for three years and had previously served with the Hoquiam Police Department for six years.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, aged four, six, and nine years old.

 

 

 

 

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