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Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting outside Clinton police station

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CLINTON — Police on Tuesday identified a man who was shot and killed by a Syracuse police officer in the parking lot of the Clinton Police Department at 2209 N. 1500 West.

Allen Scott Culpepper, 64, of Clinton, died from the shooting. Syracuse police detective Erin Behm said in a statement that police responded to a 911 hang-up call from an “emotionally distraught individual” who was in a car parked behind the police building.

Officers from the department and from other agencies responded and saw the man had “multiple firearms” within his reach. Officers negotiated with the man for more than three hours, but he refused to give up the guns, Behm said.

At some point, a Syracuse police officer assisting on the call fired shots at the man, identified as Culpepper, who died from injuries.

Other details about the incident weren’t released and the Davis County Critical Incident team was handling the investigation.

The officer who fired the fatal shot was placed on paid administrative leave by the Syracuse Police Department, Behm said. She added the officer had more than 15 years of law enforcement experience.

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Carter Williams is an award-winning reporter who covers general news, outdoors, history and sports for He previously worked for the Deseret News. He is a Utah transplant by the way of Rochester, New York.


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