Manhunt Underway After Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

Manhunt Underway After Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

The video shows Mr. McCarthy exiting the vehicle, entering the store and buying a package of cigar wrappers.

Court records indicate McCarthy pleaded guilty in November 2013 in Missouri to a misdemeanor driving without a valid license.

Clinton Officer Gary Michael, 37, died after being shot during a traffic stop late Sunday. We don't know the individuals in the auto, ' Lowe said.

It is not known if he is injured or whether he was struck when Michael returned fire on Sunday. The suspect reportedly fled in the Nitro, which was found two blocks away. "(Michael) was heroic right to the end. "It's a tragedy for Clinton Police Department, but it's a tragedy for this community", Lowe told the station.

Authorities have identified a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Missouri police officer.

A manhunt is underway for a 39-year-old driver who is accused of killing a Missouri police officer.

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Michael was shot during a traffic stop in Clinton. The suspect then fled the scene and his whereabouts is unknown. Police said they believe he may still be in Clinton.

During the traffic stop, police said the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe called the incident "devastating" for the family and the close-knit police department.

Michael returned fire, but McCarthy managed to get back into his vehicle and drive away, crashing the auto just two blocks west, officials said.

Tactical teams have cordoned off the area around the crash and are searching for the suspect Monday.

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