Toledo, OH – A Toledo police officer was killed Monday night during a standoff with a vandalism suspect.
The incident started at around 3:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fulton Street, according to WTVG.
Officers observed a man in the area and recognized him as the suspect who had vandalized a cathedral Monday morning, WTVG reported.
The officers approached the suspect, who then brandished a firearm and enter into a home, according to WEWS.
The suspect remained barricaded for several hours until SWAT fired tear gas into the home.
The suspect exited the home with two handguns at 6:30 p.m. and opened fire on officers.
24-year-old officer Brandon Stalker was shot once and killed in the attack, according to WTVG.
The officer leaves behind a fiance and young child.
Officer Brandon Stalker had a small child & a fiancé. Just another horrific, sad, awful day for our city.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) January 19, 2021
We are devastated to confirm the Line of Duty Death of #toledopolice officer Brandon Stalker. Officer Stalker joined Toledo Police in 2018 and is survived by loving family, both blood and blue. More information will be made available as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/3noa6Frd3J— Toledo Police (@ToledoPolice) January 19, 2021
The suspect was shot by police during the gunfight. No information has been released about the suspect’s identity or his condition.
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