Accused killer of officer captured in Missouri

Accused killer of officer captured in Missouri
Posted at 10:27 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 18:45:53-04

CHILHOWEE, MO (KSHB/CNN) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says they've captured accused cop killer Ian James McCarthy.

Investigators say he killed 37-year old officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop on Sunday about 10:45 p.m. Michael died from a gunshot wound. McCarthy drove away but shortly after that crashed his SUV and fled on foot.

He was reportedly found walking down the middle of the road near U Highway and Highway 7 near Urich, MO, which is about 20 minutes northwest of Clinton.

Michael had been on the force less than a year. McCarthy has been charged with first-degree murder and felony armed criminal action. 

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