Coroner IDs man who died in confrontation with police

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.

Officer involved shooting at Homewood and Forest in Dayton.
Officer involved shooting at Homewood and Forest in Dayton. (WDTN Photo)

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.

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