Radio dispatches offer insight after officer shot

08 August, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Officer Gary Michael 37 died from a gunshot wound after a traffic stop turned violent

The driver exited the vehicle and began shooting at Michael, who was able to return fire. The suspect reportedly fled in the Nitro, which was found two blocks away.

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. Authorities did not know whether he was wounded.

On Aug. 7, the Clinton Police Department identified the suspect as 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, a white male with blue eyes and thinning hair.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said the officer's death was "devastating".

He had been with the department for less than a year when he was shot and killed. Lowe says Michael was "heroic right to the end". "He was protecting his community".

As the hunt for him intensified on Monday, he was named as a suspect.


Radio dispatch audio offers insight into the chaos that followed the fatal shooting of Clinton, Missouri, police Officer Gary Michael. Police also said McCarthy is armed and risky.

Michael had a wife and stepchildren, according to CNN affiliate WDAF.

"We want to make sure we are diligent in finding where he is", Lowe said. Every traffic stop yields its own issues sometimes.

'Every traffic stop is different.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of McCarthy should contact law enforcement, call 911 or dial *55 on a cell phone. The traffic stop, near Clinton, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City, involved a registration violation, Lowe said.

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