TPD launches criminal investigation into police shooting
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:14:57 GMT —
Toledo Police now say that a criminal and internal investigation has been launched into a shooting incident that left a Toledo Police sergeant injured Monday afternoon.
Authorities say Sergeant Jeffrey Bechtel was shot by a veteran officer during shift change, around 1:40 p.m. The other officer's name has not been confirmed by the department, but sources say command officer Gloria Burks was the shooter.
Sgt. Bechtel, who was celebrating his 25th year - to the day - anniversary on the job, was shot once in the arm. He was taken to Toledo Hospital for treatment of the injury, which was non-life threatening.
Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre says Burks has been admitted to the University of Toledo Medical Center for a "medical problem." Sources say she has been relieved of duties.