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23-year-old man dies after being shot during officer-involved shooting in Brooklyn

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 09, 2019

BROOKLYN, Ohio — A man was killed during an officer-involved shooting at an apartment on Memphis Avenue in Brooklyn late Monday night.

Officers from the Brooklyn Police Department responded at around 11 p.m. to the Parkview Estates Apartment building on Memphis Avenue for a man yelling and standing in the lobby of the building with a handgun.

Officers trained in crisis intervention arrived to find the man still holding the gun and officers began immediately negotiating with him. It was apparent from his behavior that he was in crisis, according to the news release.

During negotiations with officers, he walked backed inside to his apartment. It was at this time officers tried to evacuate the rest of the floor where his apartment was located.

Additional aid from the Southwest Enforcement Bureau Crisis Negotiator and Tactical Team was called in.

Negotiators from the Southwest Enforcement Bureau took over the scene.

According to the police account of events, it appears while negotiating with law enforcement, he raised his weapon and fired one shot. According to the same account from police, one tactical officer fired a single shot.

The scene was cleared by paramedics who determined he was deceased. The man was identified by the medical examiner as 23-year-old Shawn Toney.

The Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office was contacted and BCI also was called to investigate.

Authorities did not release any further information on this deadly officer-involved shooting.