25-year-old identified in Toledo officer-involved shooting


A 25-year-old robbery suspect has died in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday in northern Toledo.

Toldeo police confirm Lamar C. Richardson, Jr. was killed in the incident and was armed.

According to CBS affiliate WTOL, city leaders decided to show the unredacted video of the incident captured by police dash cameras to dispel rumors surrounding the shooting.

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The video shows Richardson on a bike then fleeing on foot behind a building as police pursue him. One officer continues the pursuit on foot while the others pursue in a cruiser.

WTOL reports according to the department's public information officer Lt. Kevan Toney, Richardson was a suspect in four carryout robberies.

A tweet sent by the Toledo Police Department stated no officers were harmed in the incident.

According to CBS, this is the second police shooting in Toledo in less than a week. On Saturday, a man was killed after a robbery at a Dollar General store in South Toledo, WTOL reports.

Officer Jonathon Chio, a three-year veteran of the police force, shot and killed 56-year-old Dale Slocum, who police said entered the Dollar General waving a gun and demanding money.

The gun was later discovered to be a replica, but police said they found 53-year-old Tommy Thacker stabbed to death inside the store. Police told WTOL Thacker was stabbed while trying to hold Slocum down.

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Toney acknowledged the timing of the two shootings is unusual, but said that officer-involved shootings do happen in a city of Toledo's size, WTOL reports.

"Anytime anyone is shot, it's concerning," Toney said. "Police officers don't want to shoot anyone. It's one of the hardest things an officer faces."

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