Christopher Harris Biography — Wiki
Christopher Harris was the suspect who shot dead Ohio police officer Brandon Stalker on Monday after a two-hour armed standoff, and that Harris, a suspect who was wanted for vandalizing a Toledo cathedral by spray-painting ‘Jesus is black’ on its walls.
Toledo Police Officer Stalker was killed at around 6.22 pm when Harris emerged from the home with a firearm in both hands and fired shots in multiple directions,’ police said. One of the shots hit and killed Stalker.
Christopher Harris Age
Christopher Harris was 27 years old at the time of death.
What happened to Officer Brandon Stalker and Christopher Harris?
According to police, multiple officers then returned fire and shot Harris. Both men were pronounced dead at a hospital.
‘The entire Toledo Police family is in shock. Another hero has paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting the residents of Toledo,’ said Chief Kral.
Kral said the standoff started about 4 pm when officers noticed a man with warrants out for his arrest for defacing Rosary Cathedral with graffiti and setting its doors on fire earlier that day smoking outside a home in a residential neighborhood.
Officers approached the man, later identified as Harris, who fled, brandishing a firearm and entered a nearby home in the 2200 block of Fulton Street.
Police set up a barrier and a SWAT team was called in. Negotiators had tried for hours to get Harris to surrender peacefully. Harris, posting under the user name ‘Danny Love’ on Facebook, wrote in a status update at the time: ‘Standoff’ with the police.’
SWAT team officers then used tear gas to force him out. Harris exited holding two guns and opened fire in multiple directions.
One of the suspect’s rounds hit Stalker in the head, Toledo Chief Kral said. Police shot back, striking Harris. Stalker was placed into a police vehicle and rushed to Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect also was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
What we know so far about Christopher Harris
Court records cited by 11Alive indicate that Harris had a warrant out for his arrest, accusing him of repeatedly tagging Rosary Cathedral on Collingwood Boulevard with the words ‘Jesus is black’ and ‘black.’
He was also accused of dousing the doors of the cathedral with a flammable liquid and setting them alight, which caused exterior damage.
On the morning of the church vandalism and shooting, Harris wrote on his Facebook page under the name ‘Danny Love’: ‘Jesus is Black though.’
In a separate incident, Harris was suspected of vandalizing an apartment in Toledo where he previously lived on January 8.
Harris faced charges of ethnic intimidation, vandalism and aggravated arson. Friends and family have been writing messages of love and support on Harris’ Facebook page. Some claimed that the 27-year-old was struggling with mental health issues.