TOLEDO, Ohio — UPDATE: The involved officers’ information and body-worn camera footage will be released at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
A man allegedly armed with a shotgun was shot and killed by Toledo police in west Toledo early Wednesday, and an autopsy revealed he was shot more than 20 times by officers following a domestic dispute.
TPD officers responded around 12:33 a.m. to the 5700 block of Hill Avenue near Rogers High School in reference to a domestic violence situation. A woman stated that her husband was shooting a gun and that she may have been shot.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male suspect outside of the residence who was armed with a shotgun, police claim. The suspect was identified later Wednesday as 47-year-old Jason Means.
As additional crews arrived on scene, officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, however, police claim the suspect refused to comply with verbal commands to drop the gun. Police claim Means eventually began walking towards officers, raised and then pointed the shotgun at them.
The suspect was eventually shot by TPD officers. An officer who is a Tactical Medic Team member immediately began lifesaving efforts as Toledo Fire and Rescue arrived. He was pronounced dead on scene.
An autopsy performed by the Lucas County Coroner's Office determined Means was shot 22 times in the head, torso, left arm, and left and right legs. The matter of death was ruled a homicide.
No one else was injured during this incident.
The TPD officers who fired their weapons will be placed on paid administrative leave. The involved officers’ information and body-worn camera footage will be released at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
This is a developing story. We will continue to bring you the latest information as it becomes available.
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