COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered all flags in Lucas County and at the Ohio Statehouse to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor Toledo police officer Anthony Dia who was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning.
Officer Dia was responding to a disturbance call when he was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot by an intoxicated man holding a beer. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.
Witnesses told police the man shot the officer with a handgun and then went into a wooded area. At some point, officers heard a single gunshot coming from the woods, Kral said. The gunman, only described as a 57-year-old white male, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head around 3:15 a.m.
DeWine said that the flags are to remain at half-staff from Sunday through his funeral service.