Officials: Man killed in standoff hit by officers' gunfire

AP News
Posted: Apr 18, 2016 12:07 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The State Bureau of Investigation said a man found dead in his North Carolina home after a shootout with police last month did not kill himself.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported ( that the SBI said it was unclear how many police bullets hit 43-year-old Cristopher Michael Tokazowski in the four-hour standoff March 11 in Greensboro.

Officials said it initially was unclear whether Tokazowski killed himself.

The SBI's Scott Williams said officers and Tokazowski fired more than 100 shots.

Police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said Tokazowski was white. She said six officers are white, one is Hispanic and one is black. All are suspended.

Officers had been called to Tokazowski's home several times March 11. Police say he fired at them the last time they went to the home.


Information from: News & Record,