The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer’s death shot, killed

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

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

Gwinnett County police Chief Butch Ayers says 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard was fatally shot Monday after officers found him in a shed behind a home.

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

The shooting happened near a middle school about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta in the Snellville area when Toney was responding to a report of a suspicious car parked near the school.

Police have said 19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow was in the car with Maynard when the shots were fired and was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. He was charged with aggravated assault after police said he pointed a gun at an officer during the chase after Toney was shot.


9:45 a.m.

Visitation and funeral services are set to be held this week for a police officer who was fatally shot over the weekend northeast of Atlanta.

The Gwinnett County Police Department says in a news release that visitation will be held Tuesday and a funeral Wednesday for Officer Antwan Toney.

The visitation hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home in Peachtree Corners. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville.

Toney died after he was shot Saturday while checking on a suspicious vehicle near a school in the Snellville area.

Police are still searching Monday for 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard, who’s accused of killing Toney. A second suspect is in custody, accused of pointing a gun at an officer during a chase after the shooting.


12:10 a.m.

Authorities say they are still searching for the second of two teenage suspects after the fatal weekend shooting of a police officer northeast of Atlanta.

Police in the suburb of Gwinnett County said Sunday they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer Antwan Toney a day earlier when he checked on a suspicious vehicle near a school in the Snellville area. Maynard remained at large early Monday and police say he’s considered armed and dangerous. He faces charges of aggravated assault and felony murder.

Police said Maynard wasn’t found by a SWAT team in a house search Sunday evening.

Authorities say a second suspect is in custody, charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a firearm at an officer during the pursuit after Toney’s shooting.

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