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Man accused of killing Clinton police officer faces new charges

The man accused of killing Clinton police officer Gary Michael is now charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the amended complaint, Ian McCarthy is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm because he knowing possessed a Ruger model AR-556 rifle after being convicted of a felony in 2002.

According to the complaint, McCarthy is a persistent offender after being charged with felony assault and felony robbery in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

In August, Officer Michael was killed during a traffic stop near the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. McCarthy was accused of fleeing the scene which initiated a manhunt.

McCarthy is also charged with murder and armed criminal action.

For more on the shooting and manhunt, click here.

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