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Massive Manhunt Underway After Officer Killed In Georgia

Update 12:06 a.m. on October 21

According to 11 Alive, an arrest has been made in this case. Police are still searching for additional suspects.

Justin Wilfon on Twitter

Police say they're looking for this man, Tafahree Maynard, who they believe shot and killed a Gwinnett police officer Saturday. Another accomplice has been arrested. ⁦@wsbtv⁩


At least four suspects are on the run after a police officer was shot and killed in Georgia earlier today.

According to WSBTV, the Gwinnett County officer was responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school in Snellville this afternoon.

As Antwan Toney approached the vehicle, he was shot through the window by one of the suspects.

Police returned fire, though it is not clear if they struck any of the suspects.

As the suspects fled the scene, another officer nearby rushed Officer Toney to the hospital.

Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Officer Toney was with the Gwinnett County Police Department for nearly three years before his tragic death.

Justin Wilfon on Twitter

The officer shot and killed today in Gwinnett County has been identified as Antwan Toney. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers. @wsbtv

Dozens of officers and SWAT members were called into the area to help locate the suspects.

The suspected vehicle crashed a short time after the shooting. It is believed they fled on foot.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

At Cordite Loop, crime scene tape up. Was hearing officer talking on megaphone. Now, hearing nothing.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

Two minutes ago, we heard a staccato "boom" coming from around the street. Sounded like a gunshot but could have been something else.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

Detective just approached us and asked us to move far back for safety of officers. Said this is an active tactical situation. Said SWAT is on this scene and others.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

Police say suspect shot through glass inside car, hitting officer who worked with @GwinnettPd for a couple years. Vehicle crashed, suspects ran. My colleague shot this video of a news conference.

Police are also searching vehicles passing through the area. At this time, the suspects remain at large.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

Police searching vehicles of drivers passing through the neighborhood.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

This large SWAT vehicle just drove by. Helicopter is now gone from the area of Bethany Church Rd.

Rikki Klaus on Twitter

After suspects' vehicle crashed at Ross Road/Calumet Farm Lane, police say "as many as four suspects fled on foot from the crash location. There are currently several scenes where officers, SWAT personnel, and K9 units are checking buildings and wooded areas.

Michael Seiden on Twitter

Federal agents have joined @GwinnettPd in search for suspects

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