Authorities arrest man charged with killing Missouri officer

This undated photo released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows Ian McCarthy, of Clinton, Mo., who has been identified as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of Clinton police officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop late Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (Missouri State Highway Patrol via AP)
Officer Gary Michael

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a man charged with killing a Clinton, Missouri, police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested.

Missouri State Highway Patrol dispatchers say 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton was taken into custody Tuesday night in Henry County. Additional information about McCarthy’s arrest was not immediately available.

Prosecutors on Monday charged McCarthy with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Gary Michael, who was shot during a traffic stop Sunday night.

Michael’s brother, Chris, says his family was aware that the officer could be hurt but didn’t believe it would happen in Clinton, a town of just 9,000 people about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City.

Gary Michael had been on the force less than a year and was the first officer killed in the line of duty in Clinton.


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