August 7, 2017
A manhunt is underway in Missouri after a rookie police officer was killed in the line of duty.
Officer Gary Michael, 37, was shot and killed late Sunday after pulling over a driver near Clinton, which is about 60 miles north of Springfield.
Authorities say the driver began firing at Michael as he approached the car.
The officer fired back, but the gunman managed to drive off before crashing a few blocks away.
Missouri officials say they are now looking for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, identifying him as a suspect in connection with Michael’s death.
They are advising the public to avoid contact with McCarthy as he is considered armed and dangerous.