Alert: Person of Interest in the fatal shooting of a Clinton Police Officer: Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton. Any info call 911 or *55.
According to information from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Clinton Police Officer was shot and killed last night in Clinton.
37 year old Gary Michael, who has been with the Clinton P.D. for less than a year, was shot and killed following a traffic stop last night around 10:45 on Green Street, near the Henry Co. Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Patrol, which is conducting the investigation, Officer Michael has stopped a vehicle while on patrol. They believe the suspect exited the vehicle and shot at Officer Michael. They also say Officer Michael was able to return fire, but they do not know if the suspect was hit.
The suspect then fled the scene and his whereabouts are unknown at this time(4:50am). There is no positive identification of who the suspect is at this time.