UPDATE: Ian McCarthy is now in custody.
Missouri Police Officer Gary Michael, 37, was murdered Sunday night during a traffic stop when the driver of a dark gray Dodge Nitro got out of the vehicle and shot him.
The suspect is Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton, MO.
“Prosecutors have charged McCarthy with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed criminal action,” KCTV News reported.
After the shooting, McCarthy fled the scene in a vehicle, but hit an embankment two blocks away, and then ran on foot. He is considered armed and dangerous, and those who see him should report him to the police, not confront him.
“He is no longer a person of interest, he is a suspect in this killing and he needs to be apprehended before he hurts anybody else,” Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said.