Chief: Man who killed Toledo police officer had vowed not to go to jail

Ohio

Toledo’s police chief says family members told investigators that they believed Anderson suffered from mental illness

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio police chief says a man who shot and killed a Toledo police officer during a two-hour standoff had been making incoherent statements and vowed he wouldn’t be taken alive.

Toledo Police Chief George Kral says officers shot and killed 27-year-old Christopher Anderson on Monday seconds after he opened his front door and began firing two handguns.

One of the shots hit Officer Brandon Stalker as he crouched behind a police vehicle. The 24-year-old who became an officer in 2018 died not long after.

Toledo’s police chief says family members told investigators that they believed Anderson suffered from mental illness.

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