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Officer shot, suspect killed on Linden Place

Neighbors react to the overnight shootout between Toledo police and a suspect on Linden Place on April 16, 2011. Samuel T. Birch, 24, was being served with a Lucas County felony drug/drug possession warrant at 1:30 a.m. at his residence. When police approached him, he began shooting at officers, hitting one in the leg, according to police. Police shot and killed Birch. The wounded officer was treated and expected to recover. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW FULL IMAGE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Michael Sifford, kneeling on his Linden Place front porch, recounts what he saw down the street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Sifford, kneeling on his Linden Place front porch, recounts what he saw down the street.
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A neighbor, who requested to remain anonymous, watched the incident through this front window. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A neighbor, who requested to remain anonymous, watched the incident through this front window. "I was sleeping on the couch ...
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A medical glove and spilled trash remain on the scene after a gunfight erupted on the front porch and yard of 225 Linden Place early Saturday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A medical glove and spilled trash remain on the scene after a gunfight erupted on the front porch and yard ...
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Linden Place is blocked off from traffic after Samuel T. Birch, 24, was shot and killed by Toledo police in the 200 block after shooting an officer in the leg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Linden Place is blocked off from traffic after Samuel T. Birch, 24, was shot and killed by Toledo police in ...
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Linden Place resident Ashley Cook looks at the Enlarge | Buy This Photo Linden Place resident Ashley Cook looks at the "mess" left in her front yard after police shot and killed her ...
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Linden Place resident Ashley Cook has seen violence in her neighborhood before. These are bullet holes on her front porch from a separate drive-by shooting. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Linden Place resident Ashley Cook has seen violence in her neighborhood before. These are bullet holes on her front porch ...
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A young neighbor boy sneaks a peak on the front porch of where Samuel T. Birch, 24, 225 Linden Place, was shot and killed by police. A pool of blood and broken glass remained. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A young neighbor boy sneaks a peak on the front porch of where Samuel T. Birch, 24, 225 Linden Place,...
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