Suspect Who Shot and Killed Georgia Police Officer Antwan Toney is Dead

A man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer Saturday in Georgia has died, sources told WSBTV.

Authorities believe Tafahree Maynard, 18, fatally shot Officer Antwan Toney as the officer was checking out a suspicious vehicle near a metro Atlanta middle school on Saturday.

Update 11:35 a.m. EDT Oct. 22: Officials told WSBTV on Monday that Maynard, the man accused of shooting and killing a Gwinnett County police officer Saturday, is dead.

Sources had earlier told the news station that Maynard was located Monday in Gwinnett County.

Update 11:20 a.m. EDT Oct. 22: Sources told WSBTV’s Gwinnett Bureau Chief Tony Thomas that Maynard was located Monday morning.

Police earlier said Maynard, who is suspected of firing the shots that killed Toney, “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Update 9:45 a.m. EDT Oct. 22: Gwinnett County police said Monday that there had been a “credible sighting” within the last 12 hours of Tafahree Maynard, the 18-year-old suspected of shooting and killing Officer Antwan Toney on Saturday.

Police previously warned that Maynard “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Update 8:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: Gwinnett County authorities have taken three people into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of Officer Antwan Toney Saturday in Snellville.

Investigators said the three are not under arrest, but were taken into custody during a search of a home Sunday near the scene of the shooting.

The main suspect, Tafahree Maynard, 18, is still on the loose and considered armed and dangerous.

“It’s very important just for the safety of the area, for the peace of mind of the public and the officers here at the department, we would like to take him into custody,” a police spokesman said.

“We’d encourage him to turn himself in. We can guarantee his safety, if he just turns himself in.”

There’s a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Maynard.

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SOURCE: Mark Niesse and Steve Burns
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSBTV.com