Toledo Man Shoots, Kills Police Officer After Spraying “Jesus is Black” During Cathedral Arson
A man wanted in connection to a racially motivated crime against a Toledo, Ohio Catholic cathedral shot and killed a police officer executing a warrant for his arrest last week. 27-year old Christopher Harris reportedly shot and killed 24-year old police officer Brandon Stalker.
Arrest warrants had been issued for Harris in connection to an alleged vandalism and arson at Toldeo’s Rosary Cathedral on January 18th. Harris had allegedly spraypainted the phrase “Jesus is Black”and “black” on the cathedral multiple times, before dousing the church doors with fuel and lighting them aflame. The interior of the cathedral was undamaged.
In one Facebook post just days before the arson attack, Harris bragged of his intention to “set fire” to the Roman Catholic Church. The Toledo man’s social media is filled with religious ramblings and conspiratorial thinking. On the page- which is still active on the notoriously censorious Big Tech platform- Harris even mentions the ongoing police standoff outside of his house.
A squad of Toledo Police later arrived at Harris’ residence to execute the arrest warrant. Harris reportedly brandished a firearm before retreating inside, leading to a standoff situation in which police officers sought to negotiate.
Toledo Police describe Harris as exiting his residence after tear gas was deployed with firearms in both hands. He began shooting at police, shooting Stalker in the head. Stalker was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Harris was facing charges of ethnic intimidation, two counts of vandalism and two aggravated arson counts in connection to the cathedral attack.
Stalker joined the Toledo Police at the age of 22. He was the father of two young children and leaves a fiancé behind. Officer Stalker’s family and friends recount him as a pillar of the community and a high school baseball coach at his alma mater, Whitmer High School.
A GoFundMe has been created for the purposes of Stalker’s family, who have been deprived of their father. Almost $60,000 has already been raised.
The incident of racially motivated crime, which ended in the murder of a police officer and young father, has been largely ignored by the mainstream media.