Fulton man killed by officers after report of shots fired

Monday, April 2, 2012 | 5:27 p.m. CDT

FULTON — A 34-year-old central Missouri man is dead after an early-morning standoff with state troopers and Callaway County deputies.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Timothy Simpson, of Williamsburg, had a gun when troopers responding to complaints of shots fired arrived at 6 a.m. Monday at a mobile home park near Fulton. The patrol said Simpson first pointed the gun at himself and then "in the direction" of officers before they shot and killed him.

KOMU-TV reported that Simpson's cousin, who owns the home where the shooting occurred, contradicted the patrol's report. Dustin Hook told the TV station that officers shot his cousin as Simpson attempted to put his gun on the ground.

The shooting remains under investigation. 

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