TPD: Police looking for suspect in double vehicle arson connected to shooting
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Officials are investigating a case of vehicle arson in Toledo that investigators say might be connected to a shooting.
According to Toledo Police records, Toledo Fire and Rescue crews put out fires to two separate vehicles in the 4300 block of Truxton just before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. The 49-year-old victim told officers she saw a “known male” running from the scene of the fires.
Police said the incident appears to be related to a shooting at the victim’s son’s home on Doty an hour earlier. The home was hit by gunfire several times but no one was hurt. A vehicle on Doty was set on fire the day before.
Police did not give a description of a suspect in the report. Officials responded to both scenes but TPD said TFRD “refused” to alert an arson investigator and have them respond to the scene. Toledo Fire and Rescue officials said the Incident Commander did contact the on-call arson investigator, who is a Toledo Police officer, and they were told a police report was sufficient and the investigator would follow up Thursday. Those with information about the fires or the shooting can text or call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.
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