Monday, August 7, 2017

Manhunt continues for Clinton man who shot and killed Clinton Police Officer

Ian McCarthy
CLINTON, Mo. --- Authorities searched a home but came up empty-handed in the hunt for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a western Missouri police officer.

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.

Sgt. Lowe said Monday that the car Michael stopped is registered to McCarthy.

He says the driver jumped out of the car and fired at the officer, who was able to return fire. The suspect drove about three blocks before crashing his car and fleeing on foot. Lowe says Michael was "heroic right to the end."

Michael was a lifelong resident of Clinton and leaves behind a wife and stepsons.

If you see Ian McCarthy please call 911 Immediately and don't attempt to make contact with him as he is to be considered armed and dangerous.