Suspect wanted for Missouri officer killing captured

Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol/MGN
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(WIBW/KCTV) - The man suspected in the shooting death of a Clinton, Missouri police officer was taken into custody Tuesday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the arrest of Ian McCarthy.

KCTV-5 reports McCarthy was taken into custody in Urich, MO. Urich is about 16 miles northwest of Clinton. Further details surrounding the arrest are not yet released.

KCTV reports about 100 officers from local and state agencies had been searching for McCarthy since late Sunday.

Authorities say officer Gary Michael had stopped McCarthy's vehicle for a registration violation. They say McCarthy got out and fired at Michael, fatally injuring him.

McCarthy fled the scene in a vehicle but crashed two blocks from the scene of the shooting. The suspect ran from the vehicle on foot.

Officials say officer Michael, 37, had been with the Clinton Police Department for less than a year. Michael leaves behind a wife and three children.

KCTV reports court records show McCarthy is also wanted in New Hampshire on a 2013 warrant for failing to show up for sentencing on a disorderly conduct charge. He served about four years in prison in New Hampshire for first-degree assault and a parole violation. He also is wanted on a warrant out of Johnson County, MO in 2015 for unlawful possession of a firearm.