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BREAKING: Toledo Police Officer Killed During Armed Standoff

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.

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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Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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