Two charged with murder in shooting death of Washington deputy

TACOMA, Washington (AP) – Authorities have charged a man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after a home invasion.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Frank Pawul also was charged Thursday with kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm in the death of Deputy Daniel McCartney. Pawul’s bail was set at $5 million.

Brenda Troyer, suspected of being the getaway driver, also was charged with murder and kidnapping. Her bail was set at $2 million.

Charging documents say McCartney was responded to a break-in Sunday at a mobile home southeast of Tacoma. Shortly after arriving, he made a “shots fired” call. Deputies found McCartney with a fatal gunshot wound.

Also killed was suspect Henry Carden, who authorities say shot himself in the head.

It’s not clear if Pawul or Troyer have attorneys.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Frank Pawul (above), 32, with first-degree murder; and alleged getaway driver Brenda Troye (below), 52, who faces first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping charges, in the death of sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney, who was fatally shot after responding to an armed robbery at a Frederickson home. – PHOTOS: AP