TOLEDO, Oh. (AP/KDKA) — Toledo was a city in mourning this Independence Day.
An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Temperatures Today, Snow Expected Overnight
Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead at a hospital, Police Chief George Kral said at a news conference.
Witnesses told police the man shot the officer with a handgun and then went into a wooded area. At some point, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the woods, Kral said. The gunman, only described as a 57-year-old white male, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head around 3:15 a.m.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Photos On Snapchat To Teenage Girl In Custody
Officer Anthony Dia lost his life shortly after midnight. He was just 26 years old. He leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old child, the chief said.
Officer Dia died in a Toledo hospital.MORE NEWS: Know The Score: November 26, 2021
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