KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been identified The man was shot on Friday by a deputy sheriff’s office in Livingston County near Chillicothe.
According to Troop H investigators investigating the fatal encounter, a Livingston County MP killed 34-year-old Timothy D. Frandson of Marceline, Missouri, in his patrol car.
Refer to the officer shot dead in Livingston County on February 19, 2021. The Livingston County MP was discharged from a local hospital that evening with moderate injuries. The deceased was identified as Timothy D. Frandson, 34, of Marceline, Missouri.
– MSHP Troop H (@MSHPTrooperH) February 22, 2021
The MP who was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe in an ambulance after being attacked by Frandson has not been identified.
The MP was investigating a vehicle accident along US 36 east of Chillicothe on Feb.19 at around 6:30 p.m. when he encountered Frandson, who had walked off his car to a nearby tree line in Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox said in a press release Friday night from his office.
The MP was concerned about Frandson’s “possible mental health problems” before handing over “any type of suspicious drug and personal item,” the sheriff said in a press release.
At some point, the conversation shifted to the patrol car, in which Frandson allegedly tried to grab the deputy microphone and “continued to aggressively attack” the deputy, who drew his service weapon and fired “at least one round”.
Frandson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The MP was treated and discharged from hospital on Friday evening.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Drugs and Crime Department is investigating the incident with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the patrol said on social media.