CLINTON, Mo. - Prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty against Ian McCarthy, the man accused of killing a police officer during a traffic stop in August.
Court records show Henry County prosecuting attorney Richard Shields filed notice Wednesday of his plans.
McCarthy pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of police officer Gary Michael.
ABC 17 previously reported Michael was shot after he stopped a driver for a traffic violation.
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.
McCarthy was arrested after a two-day manhunt.