Manhunt underway after Missouri Police Officer shot, killed

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According to KSHB and KMBC, Clinton police Officer Gary Michael, 37, stopped a "suspicious vehicle" for a possible registration violation at about 10:45 p.m. local time Sunday. Police said they believe he may still be in Clinton.

A manhunt is underway after a Clinton, Mo., police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop late Sunday.

Video from a second shop, Clinton Convenience Store, shows Mr. McCarthy's vehicle exiting the parking lot of the Everyday Convenience Store and driving toward the scene of the shooting. In July 2015, he was charged with illegal firearm possession, although the court records do not show if he received a sentence for that charge. McCarthy was able to re-enter his vehicle and drive away, although it is unknown whether or not he was hit.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is looking for Ian McCarthy, 39, who they say is the registered owner of the auto involved in the stop.

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In addition to the disorderly conduct conviction, McCarthy had an extensive criminal background in New Hampshire.

He is considered armed and unsafe, and the public is advised not to approach him. The town of 8,800 is located about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City. "It's a tragedy for Clinton Police Department, but it's a tragedy for this community", Lowe told the station.

Officer Michael leaves behind a wife and step sons. "He was doing his job, you know, he was there protecting and serving and that's what we're called to do, and he did it with heroic fashion".

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