Northwest

Man, woman charged with murder in shooting death of deputy

TACOMA, Wash. - Authorities in Washington state have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.

The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Frank Pawul was also charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of county Deputy Daniel McCartney.

Pawul's bail was set at $5 million.

Alleged getaway driver Brenda Troyer was also charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping. Her bail was set at $2 million.

Charging documents say McCartney was dispatched to break-in with residents inside a mobile home southeast of Tacoma Sunday night.

He arrived in six minutes and shortly thereafter made a "shots fired" call over his radio. Deputies responding to the call found McCartney with a fatal gunshot wound.

Also killed was Henry Carden, who authorities say took part in the incident and later shot himself in the head.


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