Prosecutor to seek death penalty in officer's shootingPosted on 7 February 2018 at 12:58pm
CLINTON (AP) — Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop in August.
Court records show Henry County prosecuting attorney Richard Shields filed notice Wednesday of his plans.
The suspect, Ian McCarthy, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael.
The 37-year-old officer was shot after he stopped a driver for a traffic violation near Clinton, a city about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City.
Prosecutors say McCarthy jumped out of his car and fired at the officer before driving a few blocks, crashing the car and fleeing on foot.
Michael returned the gunfire, wounding McCarthy.
McCarthy was arrested after a two-day manhunt.
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