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Man shot and killed by Toledo police

40-year-old Allen Cole took a gun into a business four months ago. 40-year-old Allen Cole took a gun into a business four months ago.

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Just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, Toledo police officers shot and killed a man in west Toledo near Detroit and Crawford.

Police Chief Mike Navarre confirms the man is dead. He is 40-year-old Alllen Cole.

Navarre tells News 11 police were called by Cole's wife. When they arrived on scene, the man had a gun pointed at himself. When police approached, the man pulled a second gun and pointed it at police. Two police officers and a sergeant shot the man.

Witnesses say it was a clear act of suicide by police fire. Officers are not yet saying that. They need to finish interviewing witnesses and review patrol car dashcam video that caught the whole thing. 

Witnesses say the man had two guns and started walking down N. Detroit. He had one gun pointed at his throat and the other on his waist. Witnesses say he then pointed the gun from his waist at the officers and three officers shot him a total of nine times.

There were six officers on scene. The three who shot Cole have been put on administrative leave as is standard procedure.

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