Toledo Police have taken to Twitter in an effort to stop misinformation that’s spreading after an officer shot and killed an allegedly armed 25-year-old on Friday:

From the Toledo Blade:

Officers with the special operations unit initiated a stop of a “person of interest” in a robbery when he fled on a bicycle, Toledo Police Department spokesman Lt. Kevan Toney said.

Officers fired at him after he “produced a weapon,” Lieutenant Toney said. Toledo police put a photo of that weapon on their Twitter page Friday night showing a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.

Rumors quickly spread on Twitter and Facebook that the deceased was an unarmed 16-year-old boy, which isn’t true:

According to the Toledo Police, the deceased was armed:

And he’s a 25-year-old, not 16:

More info here from Ryan Dunn of the Toledo Blade:

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