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WATCH: City officials hold news conference regarding death of Toledo officer Anthony Dia

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 14:47:45-04

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo officials will hold a news conference Monday afternoon regarding the fatal shooting of Officer Anthony Dia who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance call in a store parking lot Saturday.

Police gave an update on the death of Dia during a news conference Monday. You can rewatch it here in the media player below:

Toledo police give update on death of officer Anthony Dia

Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead at a hospital, Police Chief George Kral said at a news conference over the weekend.

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.

“Today is a sad day for the City of Toledo, it’s a sad day for the Toledo Police Department, and most importantly it’s a sad day for the family, friends, loved ones, and fellow officers of Ofc. Anthony Dia, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting his city tonight,” Kral said.

Dia leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old child, the chief said.

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