DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man who Dayton police pursued Monday afternoon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Chief Richard Biehl confirmed the coroner’s ruling during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they, along with US Marshals, stopped 26-year-old Antwan Anderson in his car while serving a felony warrant. They said Anderson jumped out of the car and ran.
Biehl said an officer did fire his weapon while chasing in a wooded near Viola and Mumma avenues.
The officer was placed on paid administrative leave, per Dayton Police policy, pending the but a full investigation into the matter.
“All our command staff respond, we take it very seriously. It’s a significant responsibility when officers use deadly force, and our job is to investigate that, to determine exactly what happened and then make a determination if the use of force is appropriate,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.