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Posted: August 07, 2017

Suspect in killing of Missouri police officer arrested after manhunt

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has named Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton as a
Missouri State Highway Patrol
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has named Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton as a "person of interest" in the incident.

By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CLINTON, Mo. —

UPDATE, 12:54 a.m. ET Aug. 9: The man suspected of shooting and killing a Missouri police officer late Sunday reportedly has been arrested following a two-day manhunt.

According to The Associated Press, Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Clinton police officer Gary Michael, 37.

McCarthy was apprehended after a driver reported a pedestrian on a Henry County highway, NBC News reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Missouri police officer was shot and killed late Sunday during a traffic stop, and the suspect is still at large.

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