Washington state deputy shot and killed confronting burglars at home

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A Washington state deputy was shot and killed while confronting a pair of burglars late Sunday, police said.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office deputy came under fire while chasing down the suspects after a 911 call warned of an intruder around 11:30 p.m. local time near Spanaway, about 12 miles south of Tacoma, according to a report.

Deputies found one of the suspects dead near the home hours after the shooting early Monday, police said. The second assailant escaped and remains at large.

The shot cop died while undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital.

Sheriff Paul Pastor said the slain officer had served with the force for three years.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports 911 dispatchers heard screaming and a scuffle at the home. The deputy was shot while running after the suspects within 10 minutes of responding to that call for help.

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