26-year-old Ohio police officer dies in the line of duty

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A police officer in Ohio died early Saturday when a man he was trying to check on shot him.

Officer Anthony Dia, 26, of the Toledo Police Department, had been dispatched just after midnight to the home of a man who was reportedly drunk, Police Chief George Kral told 13ABC, a local television station.

The 57-year-old man turned and fired at Dia — and the officer fired back before he was hit, witnesses told police, according to 13ABC.

Dia died at a hospital, Kral said. Some time later, the man was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, 13ABC reported.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered flags throughout Lucas County and at the state capitol building to be flown at half staff.

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