The officer was identified as Anthony Dia.
“It is with deep regret that we announce the loss of Toledo police officer Anthony Dia, who was shot and killed in the line of duty at approximately 12:03 tonight (Saturday morning,” Toledo fire Chief Brian Byrd said, according to Toledo’s WTOL-TV.
Multiple gunshots were heard in a social media video posted from the crime scene, the Toledo Blade reported.
Eyewitnesses told WTOL they saw the suspect shoot the officer, who was responding to a call about a person causing a disturbance in the parking lot.
There was no immediate indication that a suspect had been arrested or identified.
Toledo police Chief George Kral was expected to hold a news conference at 6 a.m. Saturday, the Blade reported.
About 10 police vehicles that responded to the scene were still in the Home Deport parking lot around 3:30 a.m. as an investigation was underway, the newspaper reported.