Antwan Toney Case: Suspect in Georgia Officer's Death Killed

Antwan Toney Case: Suspect in Georgia Officer's Death Killed

Days after he shot and killed a Georgia police officer, suspect Tafahree Maynard was himself shot and killed by police after a three-day manhunt.

Members of the 94th Gwinnett County police academy class walked on stage, each carrying a candle in honor of their slain classmate Officer Antwan Toney.

Gwinnett County Police said in a statement early Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, that 19-year-old Pretlow was arrested about 11: 30 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated assault.

Maynard faced charges of aggravated assault and felony murder in the Saturday afternoon shooting of Officer Antwan Toney.

Police say an officer shot and killed the man charged in the shooting death of an Atlanta-area police officer.

Toney, who joined the department almost three years ago, was responding with other officers to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near Shiloh Middle School around 2:30 pm., police said.

According to police, Pretlow drove the vehicle away after the shooting, crashed a short distance away and fled along with other occupants.

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"I would like to say that the danger to the community is over", Ayers said.

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Toney died at a hospital over the weekend from his wounds, police said. "He failed to comply with the verbal commands". Dozens of police officers went door-to-door in a searching for him.

The shooting happened near Shiloh Middle School, about 25 miles (40 kilometres ) northeast of Atlanta.

Ayers said there was a third person in the vehicle with Maynard and Pretlow, but that person has not been identified and is not facing any charges, said Cpl.

The second suspect, Tafahree Maynard, 18, remained at large until police received a tip that he had been seen in the Snellville area on Monday.

- Hundreds packed a Gwinnett County church to pay tribute to a true hero and support the family of 30-year-old Officer Antwan Toney.

He said that following the shooting, Maynard jumped out of the auto and ran.

'The people that worked with Officer Toney on a daily basis recalled a very jovial person who was dedicated to his job and dedicated to his community, ' added Ayers. Maynard refused to follow commands to show his hands, and one of the officers Tasered him, according to Ayers.

A memorial was set up in front of police headquarters in Lawrenceville and flags there were at half-staff.

Republican Rep. Jody Hice wrote they were "deeply saddened" by the death of the officer 'who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty'. A suspect was taken into custody.

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