Updated: Toledo Police officer in critical condition after early morning shooting
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) —
A Toledo Police officer is “critical but stable” after being shot in West Toledo early Thursday morning.
The officer has been identified as Detective Jason Picking, a TPD six-year veteran.
The shooting happened just after 2a.m in the 4100 block of Caroline Avenue, between Sylvania and Clara.
Police were serving a drug-related search warrant, when they say Jamaine Hill, 38, fired shots through the front door of his house at officers.
According to Chief George Kral, Picking was shot in the face, breaking his jaw.
Picking was about 30 yards away from the house when he was hit. He was not part of the entry team.
Police did not return fire.
Picking was taken to Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center for treatment.
Toledo Police reporting the dispatcher who handled the call was the same dispatcher that handled the fatal shooting of Detective Keith Dressel, she's also the wife of Detective Picking.