Toledo police kill man holding shotgun

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police say an officer fatally shot a man who was holding a shotgun on a woman.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Thursday when officers patrolling the area came across the man standing over the women in front of a home with the 12-gauge shotgun pointed at her face.

Police said the man — identified as 43-year-old Thomas Bean —refused to drop the weapon as ordered by officers, and then pointed it at them. That’s when one of the officers fired several shots at him.

Bean went in the house and was found dead in the living room. It was later determined that the gun wasn’t loaded, but shells were found in the kitchen.

Police said they didn’t know why Bean and the 27-year-old woman were in a dispute.

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Information from: WTOL-TV, http://www.wtol.com

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