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Rifle believed to be used in shooting death of Clinton police officer found

During the course of an interview, Lowe said, investigators determined that Noble had disposed of the rifle believed to have been used in Sunday's shooting death of Clinton police Officer Gary Michael.

A second man, William Noble, 35, of Clinton, was charged Thursday with felony tampering with evidence after prosecutors alleged he supplied the weapon used to kill Michael.

The manhunt for Ian McCarthy, who police say fatally shot a rookie police officer at a Missouri traffic stop is over, police announced Tuesday night.

Ian McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Michael's death.

Lowe says the relationship between McCarthy and Noble is unclear.

The Court has issued a warrant with a bond of $25,000 cash only.

At that point, police claim Noble 'acted visibly upset and faked crying'. He said he told his wife he needed to take out the trash and instead drove to a creek about two miles north of Clinton, where he threw it into the water. When asked why he was behaving that way, he told police he had sold the gun to McCarthy. He took officers to the creek Thursday, where they recovered a rifle that "meets the description and appears.to be the weapon used in the murder", according to the probable cause statement.

As the officers were getting ready to leave, one of them asked Noble if he knew where the gun was.

He then told them that he had been out Sunday night, but when he came home about 2 a.m. Monday he found the rifle inside the doorway.

An officer walked to the edge of the water near NW 300th Road and NW 131st Road and spotted the stock of a weapon under water. He did not appear to have a job since arriving in Clinton about four years ago to visit a friend he met while playing video games on line. The bullets that hit Michael ultimately killed him.

As part of the investigation into Michael's killing, officers went to talk to Noble at his home in Clinton on Thursday morning, according to the affidavit filed to support the charge against Noble.

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