Man charged with killing Missouri cop arrested

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a man who is charged in the fatal shooting of a western Missouri police officer (all times local):

9:20 p.m.

Authorities say a man charged with killing a Clinton, Missouri, police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested.

Missouri State Highway Patrol dispatchers say 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton was taken into custody Tuesday night in Henry County. McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop Sunday night.

Authorities said earlier Tuesday that a search of a house in the small town of Chilhowee, about 25 miles northwest of Clinton, came up empty.

More than 100 local, county and state law enforcement officers had been searching for McCarthy.

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4:20 p.m.

Authorities searching for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Clinton, Missouri, police officer say a search of a house about 25 miles northwest in tiny Chilhowee came up empty.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters Tuesday afternoon that officers converged on the house to follow up on a lead, much as they’d searched another home, woods and school buses earlier in the day in search for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton.

But Lowe says a search of the residence failed to turn up McCarthy.

Police say McCarthy shot and killed Officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop Sunday night.

More than 100 local, county and state law enforcement officers have been searching possible hiding spots for McCarthy. Lowe told reporters that all

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3:45 p.m.

Authorities searching for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Clinton, Missouri, police officer are surrounding a house about 25 miles northwest in Chilhowee.

The Kansas City Star reports that Sgt. Bill Lowe of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told reporters that officers were at the house following up on a lead, much as they’d searched another home, woods and school buses earlier in the day in search for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy of Clinton. Police say McCarthy shot and killed Officer Gary Michael during a traffic stop Sunday night.

More than 100 local, county and state law enforcement officers have been searching possible hiding spots for McCarthy.

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12:10 p.m.

The brother of a western Missouri officer who was fatally shot on Sunday says his brother got his “dream job” when he joined the police force.

Officer Gary Michael died Sunday when he was shot during a traffic stop in Clinton, Missouri….

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