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‘Tosh.0’ Staffer John Winkler Killed by Police in Hostage Shooting

Winkler was mistaken for the attacker


John Winkler, a production assistant for Tosh.0, was shot and killed by police during a hostage situation.

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John Winkler, 30, had went to investiagte screaming in his neighbors’ apartment when he came across Alexander McDonald. McDonald had a knife and was attacking Winkler’s two neighbors. The three tussled with McDonald before being stabbed, The New York Daily News notes.

McDonald also lived in the apartment with John Winkler’s neighbors. According to reports, he climbed over the balcony with a knife and was in an incoherent state of mind when he attacked the three, Fox News reports.

When police showed up to the scene, one of the neighbors was running from the apartment with John Winkler behind him. Police mistook Winkler for McDonald and shot and killed him. The mistake was made because Winkler was wearing a similar colored shirt to the attacker. Police went into the house and found McDonald choking the other neighbor. The two were separated and McDonald was arrested, The New York Daily News notes.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/04/tosh-0-john-winkler-killed-by-police/.

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