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Man allegedly shoots himself in Dexter park

Dec 31, 2012 -- 9:51am


The Daily Statesman
A Bloomfield man was found dead in the cab of a pickup truck at Dexter's West City Park on Friday afternoon. A caller to the Stoddard County Ambulance District at about 12:40 p.m. Friday said a man had shot himself in a pickup truck on park grounds. Dexter's West City Park is across from the ambulance district facility on Business Highway 60. Ambulance crews and police arrived within moments and found the victim, 44-year old Alan Dale Hanner. He was pronounced dead by Stoddard County Deputy Coroner Kenny Pope. Law officials are not labeling the death a suicide.The investigation is ongoing. Park grounds were closed to the public for a time Friday after the incident.

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