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Ohio Police Officer Dead After Getting Shot in Standoff With Arson Suspect

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Ohio Police Officer Dead After Getting Shot in Standoff With Arson Suspect

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A police officer in Ohio died on Monday after being shot in a standoff with an arson suspect. Authorities tried negotiating with the suspect, who vandalized a cathedral in Toledo earlier Monday, but failed to reach an agreement, so a SWAT team rushed in. As they did, the suspect exited the house with two firearms and started shooting. Officer Brandon Stalker, 24, who was doing perimeter security, was struck once in the head and passed away soon after, Toledo Police Chief George Kral told reporters at a press conference. Stalker was rushed to Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. According to the Officer Down Memorial page, 17 law enforcement officers have died so far this year, including several from COVID-19. The suspect, 27-year-old Christopher Harris, was shot by police on the scene and died. Multiple officers fired their weapons at Harris; all were placed on administrative leave per collective bargaining …

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