More details have been released about the officer-involved shooting in Livingston County – including the name of the person who was fatally shot. The Livingston County Coroner identified the person who was shot on Friday as 34-year-old Timothy David Frandson, of Marceline.
Livingston County Sheriff, Steve Cox, said the deputy responded to a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe and became concerned that the driver had possible mental health problems based on some of the things he was saying.
Cox says Frandson handed the deputy some type of suspected drug and personal items. While trying to help Frandon, who was seated in the front passenger seat of the patrol vehicle, the man become violent and began to assault the deputy. Cox says as the assault continued, the deputy pulled his duty weapon, and fired, with at least one round striking the suspect who was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The Livingston County Deputy was released from an area hospital that evening with moderate injuries.