Man who fired gun at Toledo cops, shot twice by responding officers

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TOLEDO, OH – A suspect is in the hospital after firing multiple times at Toledo Police officers in the parking lot of 6020 Secor Rd. early Saturday morning.  At approximately 8:26 AM, two residents placed 911 calls regarding a man screaming in the parking lot of 6020 Secor. Three one-person police crews responded to the apartment building. As the officers arrived, the suspect came to the entrance of the building with a gun in his hand. The officers sought cover and attempted to de-escalate the man by instructing him to drop the gun. Instead, the suspect shot at the officers, shooting into the window of the police vehicle. One officer fired his weapon at the suspect and it is believed the suspect was hit at that time. The suspect then entered the apartment building and fired another round, possibly more, then exited the rear of the apartment building.

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After exiting the apartment building the suspect fired more rounds at officers and the same officer returned fire, again striking the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and immediately provided medical aid. He was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for at least two gunshot wounds.

Officers cleared the entire apartment building and did not find any additional residents that had been injured. The suspect’s child was found inside his apartment, unharmed. The child was released to his mother. The officer who fired his weapon will be placed on paid Administrative Leave per collective bargaining agreement. No officer was shot.

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The investigation continues and Chief Kral will host a news conference Monday, January 4, 2021. During the news conference additional information will be available to include the 911 calls, the suspect and officer information, Body-Worn Camera (BWC) footage, dash cam footage, and more. The time and location of the news conference is to be determined.

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