TOLEDO, OH – A Toledo police officer shot and killed a man who was armed with a gun and suffering from a mental breakdown.
Police received a 911 call regarding a domestic incident at a residence on Hill Avenue, according to the Toledo Police Department.
Officers from the Toledo Police Department responded to the scene at 5740 Hill Avenue following the report of a man discharging a firearm and possibly shooting his wife. Officers encountered the male suspect outside the residence, who was still armed with a firearm upon arrival. The suspect was eventually shot by Toledo Police officers and pronounced deceased at the scene.
“At approximately 12:33 AM, Lucas County Dispatch received a call from a female reporting that her husband was shooting a gun and that she may have possibly been shot,” police reported. “As the call taker spoke with the female, shooting and screaming were heard in the background. While police officers were still en route, the caller and her adult son fled to the roof of the home. The caller also stated that her husband was experiencing a mental breakdown and was still armed.”
In response to the officer’s arrival at the scene, contact was made with the suspect, who was outside and armed with a shotgun.
Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation as additional crews arrived on the scene; however, the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to drop the weapon. In the end, the suspect walked toward officers, raised his shotgun, and pointed it at them.
Officers then shot the suspect. An officer who is a Tactical Medic Team member immediately began rendering lifesaving aid as Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel arrived. The suspect was eventually pronounced deceased on scene.
The suspect’s name will be released at a later time. There was no one else injured during the incident.