Western Missouri officer shot and killed during traffic stop

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Sgt. Lowe says law enforcement is now concentrating their efforts in the downtown area.

Michael was a lifelong resident of Clinton and leaves behind a wife and stepsons.

Officer Michael, a local to the Clinton area, was in his first year on the Clinton police force.

It was not clear why the traffic stop was initiated.

Police named Ian McCarthy, 39, as a "person of interest" in the shooting. Lowe says the driver got out of the vehicle and shot at Michael, who was able to return fire. Tactical teams have cordoned off the area around the crash as they work to locate the suspect.

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A Missouri police officer was shot and killed late Sunday during a traffic stop, and the suspect is still at large. He stopped a vehicle around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

According to Sgt. Lowe, Officer Michael tried to return fire, but it is unclear if the suspect was hit.

Michael had been with Clinton Police for about a year.

The Missouri Highway Patrol and the Clinton Missouri Police department are investigating the shooting.

No further details have been released.

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