Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop

Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop

Missouri Police Officer Shot And Killed During Traffic Stop

A law enforcement officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Clinton, Missouri.

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

Radio dispatch audio offers insight into the chaos that followed the fatal shooting of Clinton, Missouri, police Officer Gary Michael.

Police say the driver got out of his vehicle and started shooting after being pulled over.

Police consider McCarthy armed and unsafe. The auto was discovered around 6:30 a.m., but a search of the nearby area and a subsequent search of the suspect's home didn't turn up any leads.

Mr Michael was a lifelong resident of Clinton.

Missouri officials say they are now looking for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, identifying him as a suspect in connection with Michael's death.

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

McCarthy drove three blocks before crashing his vehicle. "(Michael) was heroic right to the end.

"It's an unprovoked attack on Officer Michael", Lowe told The Washington Post. Authorities believe he is on foot and still in the Clinton area, 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City.

McCarthy is accused of killing Officer Gary Michael, 37, who died from a gunshot wound after a traffic stop turned violent around 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

"Every traffic stop is different", he said.

Lowe says the driver of a Dodge Nitro got out of the vehicle during the traffic stop and started shooting. "You want to make sure you keep your distance but contact us".

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

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