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Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 31, 1948

Shots traded with deputy before manhunt

Suspect jailed: Matthew Pearl, suffering a bullet wound in his shoulder, was booked at the King County jail by Sheriff’s Capt. John Day. (Seattle Times)

Suspect jailed: Matthew Pearl, suffering a bullet wound in his shoulder, was booked at the King County jail by Sheriff’s Capt. John Day. (Seattle Times)

Deputy sheriffs armed with submachine guns and tear gas were rushed to Black Diamond early this morning to take part in a manhunt for a young man who exchanged shots with a deputy a short time earlier.

While waiting for reinforcements, Deputies Vince Hansen and Barton Dailey herded the patrons of a tavern into a nearby store to keep them off the street in case there was more shooting.

“He knows where we are, but we don’t know where he is,” Hansen radioed the sheriff’s office at 2 a.m. (more…)

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