Police identify victim in officer-involved shooting following chase
According to Toledo Police, the suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - One person is dead after a police chase ended in gunfire early Monday morning in Toledo.
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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