Police Officer killed during traffic stop!

Missouri police on Monday were hunting for a man who shot and killed a Clinton cop late Sunday night during a traffic stop. The officer, 37-year-old Gary Michael, died...

Missouri police on Monday were hunting for a man who shot and killed a Clinton cop late Sunday night during a traffic stop.

The officer, 37-year-old Gary Michael, died after a man exited a Dodge Nitro at a traffic stop and started shooting. Michael returned fire, but the gunman got back in his car and drove off – crashing his car just a couple blocks away before fleeing on foot, KSHB reported. It was not known if the shooter was injured during the incident.

Police named Ian McCarthy, 39, as a “person of interest” in the shooting.

Tactical teams were working to track down the shooter, who authorities said may still be in the area and is believed to be armed and dangerous, KMBC reported.

Michael was in his first year with the Clinton police department.

 

Source: Fox News

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