In a press release, Toledo police identified the suspect as Christopher Harris, 27. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The police said that while the investigation is still ongoing, it has been confirmed that multiple officers fired their weapons at Harris, and all officers will be placed on paid administrative leave, per collective bargaining agreements.
Stalker is the second Toledo Police Department officer to die in the line of duty in less than a year.
Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed July 4 after responding to a report of an intoxicated man walking around a home improvement store parking lot. Witnesses said the man walked away from Dia, who had responded to check on him, and then turned around and fired one shot from a handgun that struck Dia in the chest. Dia later died of his injuries at a Toledo hospital, the Blade reported. Kral told the newspaper Dia was wearing body armor, but that the bullet struck a vulnerable area.
The suspect in Dia’s death later was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, WTVG-TV reported at the time.
Police said that Stalker, who joined the Toledo Police Department in July 2018, was classmates with Dia.
Stalker was the 32nd Toledo police officer to be killed in the line of duty.