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.