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Police identify victim in officer-involved shooting following chase

According to Toledo Police, the suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting
Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:26 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - One person is dead after a police chase ended in gunfire early Monday morning in Toledo.

Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting after car chase from Monroe w/ Ashley Bornancin

Posted by 13abc on Monday, July 19, 2021

The incident started just before 1 a.m. in Monroe, Mich., when Michael Clifton, 50, allegedly fired at least one gunshot in the 2100 block of N. Monroe St. Clifton left police on a chase out of Monroe and into Toledo via I-75.

Toledo Police joined the chase just after 1 a.m. Clifton crashed into a telephone pole on Scottwood Avenue, near Virginia Street in Toledo. He then fled on foot to Monroe Street, near Bancroft Street, while holding a gun to his head.

Clifton made it to the parking lot of a convenience store on Monroe where officers attempted to negotiate with him for 18 minutes, including a Michigan State Patrol trooper who unsuccessfully deployed a Taser.

Clifton made hand motions and told police he was going to point the gun at officers. According to police, he began saying, “tick-tock” before putting the gun back to his head. Clifton then brought the gun down into a shooting stance and began to raise it towards officers. Multiple officers from Toledo Police and MSP troopers fired their guns at Clifton. A 13abc photojournalist said 15-20 rounds were fired. No police officers were injured.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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