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62-Year-Old Woman Shot and Killed After Threatening Officer With Scissors

The Blade via YellowBrix

December 16, 2009

The officer responsible will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the department’s firearms review board.

The incident is the fifth this year in which Toledo police have shot and killed a suspect.

Chief Navarre acknowledged that number is “very high.” “It’s unusual to have more than one or two a year,” Chief Navarre said.

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On May 24, Richard Dale Carr II, 32, shot and wounded three of his neighbors under the delusion that they had killed his parents, who were out of town at the time.

Mr. Carr, who reportedly had been treated for mental illness, was shot and killed by Toledo police responding to the scene.

Devon Tyrone Woods, 21, was wanted in Michigan on murder charges in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend when he exchanged gunfire with police in West Toledo on Aug. 9. Officers fired 34 rounds at Woods before he was taken to Toledo Hospital and pronounced dead.

On Oct. 29, Toledo police shot and killed Pyon Yong Su Simmons, 29, who was bipolar, after he stabbed his mother inside their North Toledo home.

As she escaped, officers arriving on scene were confronted by Simmons, who assaulted officers with metal pipes. Tasers were deployed unsuccessfully and Simmons was shot several times.

Alvin Tate, 28, was shot three times by police outside Big Shots tavern at 931 West Central Ave. after he had first fired multiple rounds on Nov. 7. He died days later.

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