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Ballistics tests show the bullet that killed Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney was fired from a handgun that was found located 175 feet away from McCartney.
However, the sheriff’s department says they don’t know how far the bullet that killed McCartney traveled.
The bullet was also tied to the handgun of suspect Frank William Pawul, 32, according to results released Tuesday by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
“The one round that hit our deputy hit him in the worst possible spot ever,” Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesperson Ed Troyer said at a news conference in January. “Our deputy was wearing a vest, but it did not matter in this case. It was above the vest, and it’s really unfortunate.”
Pawul was facing charges of murder in the first degree,
kidnapping in the first degree, and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree. But on Tuesday the Pierce County prosecutor’s office raised the charges to aggravated murder in the first degree.
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McCartney was shot while responding to a burglary call in the Frederickson area on January 7. He later died from his injuries.
Two other suspects Brenda Kaye Troyer, 52, and Samantha Dawn Jones, 29 have been charged in connection to the shooting and burglary. A fourth suspect, Henry Carden, was found dead at the scene.