2 men in car when Georgia officer shot

Georgia police officer shot to death

Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers told CNN that as Toney approached the vehicle, Maynard opened fire from inside the vehicle, and struck officer Toney.

A second suspect, 19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow, faces an aggravated assault charge related to an incident following the fatal shooting.

He ran to a wooded area but was arrested hours later by US Marshals, police said.

The officer was identified as Antwan Toney, who died from his injuries at the hospital, the Gwinnett County Police Department confirmed in a news release, adding that a search for the suspects was ongoing.

Police said in April 1964, Officers Jerry Everett, Ralph Davis, and Jesse Gravitt were shot and killed investigating suspicious activity in Duluth.

Maynard is charged with aggravated assault and murder, authorities said in a news conference.

The shots were fired from the reported vehicle, and the vehicle quickly fled the scene.


An officer who was searching the area encountered Pretlow about 3 p.m. Police say Pretlow pointed a gun at the officer, who fired shots.

Authorities say two teen-aged suspects from Snellville, including one still being sought by police, were both in a vehicle during a shooting that left one George police officer dead.

The other officers returned fire and pulled Toney to cover, and the suspect vehicle sped off. Investigators said the bullet missed the vest worn by the 30-year-old officer.

The Gwinnett Police Department noted on twitter that this was Officer Toney's first job as a police officer and that his family is from California.

Officer Toney's family and friends erected a memorial for Officer Toney on Saturday and gathered to remember his life on Saturday night.

Fellow Georgia law enforcement agencies expressed their sympathy over the fallen officer, who had been on the force since 2015 and was just days away from marking his three-year anniversary, police said.

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