Man shot and killed by police in Clinton identified

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CLINTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police have identified the man shot and killed by an officer over the weekend. The man was identified as Allen Scott Culpepper, 64, of Clinton. 

Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang-up call of an emotionally distraught man Sunday morning.

When Clinton police officers arrived on the scene, they found the man in his car in the back parking lot of the Clinton City Police Department.

Officers said they were already at the office and were able to respond very quickly. Officers saw that the man had multiple firearms within his reach.

Officers from different agencies responded to help. Clinton officers engaged in crisis negations with the man for more than three hours, but he refused to surrender all the firearms.

Detective Erin Behm with the Syracuse Police Department said shots were fired by an officer from Syracuse Police.

Officials said Culpepper had prior suicidal call history with Clinton police. 

Details involving the shooting and the events immediately surrounding it are still under investigation.

The officer involved has more than 15 years of law enforcement experience. He was placed on paid administrative leave pending results of the investigation. 

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