Callaway sheriff, patrol complete shooting report

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri Highway Patrol have completed a joint investigation into the events surrounding the death of a Williamsburg man shot in a standoff with police in April.

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The report now sits in the county prosecuting attorney’s office, pending further review. Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson will then decide if any crime has been committed on behalf of the officers and whether a case should continue, though Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane believes the evidence falls in favor of the police.

“Right now it was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, but we knew it would be, that says somebody died at somebody else’s hands,” Crane said. “The determination is whether it was justified or unjustified. Right now from the view of our standpoint, from the Highway Patrol and ours, we believe it’s a justified shooting.”

Timothy Simpson, 34, was shot early morning on April 2 by law enforcement officers when they were responding to reports of shots fired in the at Green Meadows Trailer Park west of Fulton.

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