East Toledo homicide makes 2022 second deadliest year ever

The Toledo Police Department responded to a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Platt St.
The Toledo Police Department responded to a call for a person shot in the 400 block of Platt St.(WTVG)
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:30 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:43 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A man found shot on the 400 block of Platt St. Thursday evening later died at the hospital, becoming the 62nd homicide victim of 2022 in Toledo.

The victim was identified as Stephon Graves, 49. Police say they found him suffering from a gun shot wound outside of his residence at 8:25 p.m.

Detectives are investigating the incident and ask any one with information to call or text Crimestopper.

The death led to the city surpassing its 2020 homicide total of 61, which had broken the previous record set back in 1980.

The current record for most homicides in a year is 70, which happened in 2021.

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