Missouri Police Officer Shot and Killed At Traffic Stop

MSHP says they are looking for Ian McCarthy 39 of Clinton MO as a person of interest in the case

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton is wanted for questioning in the death of 37-year-old Clinton police officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop late Sunday.

Sergeant Martin said Mr. McCarthy's vehicle was found abandoned a short distance from the scene of the shooting after it hit an embankment.

The suspect fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle.

A manhunt is under way for a man accused of killing a small-town Missouri police officer during a routine traffic stop, police say. Authorities did not know whether he was wounded.

Authorities initially named Ian McCarthy of Clinton, the person to whom the vehicle was registered, as a person of interest, then later labeled him a suspect.

The slain officer had been with the department less than a year.

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Michael was rushed to a local hospital and subsequently succumbed to his gunshot wounds.

"(Michael) was heroic right to the end", Lowe added. The suspect is considered still armed an unsafe. He was protecting his community, ' he said.

"It's an unprovoked attack on Officer Michael", Lowe told The Washington Post.

Michael was shot during a traffic stop in Clinton.

Radio dispatch audio offers insight into the chaos that followed the fatal shooting of Clinton, Missouri, police Officer Gary Michael. The town of 8,800 is located about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City.

People should call 911 or *55 if they see anybody suspicious or who looks like McCarthy, Lowe said.

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