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Manhunt For Suspect Who Killed A Georgia Officer Comes To An End

Breaking news out of Snellville, Georgia right now as the suspect who shot and killed Antwan Toney has been found.

According to officials, Tafahree Maynard was located at a residence in Gwinnett County today.

Tony Thomas on Twitter

Breaking: sources say accused shooter Tafahree Maynard has been located by police neas Snellville . Condition Unknown. Shots fired . @wsbtv

According to WSBTV, the teen is now deceased.

Shots were fired at the time officers approached Maynard, though it is not immediately clear if Maynard injured himself or if police returned fire.

WSB-TV on Twitter

BREAKING: Teen accused of killing Gwinnett officer is dead, sources tell Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Chief @TonyThomasWSB https://t.co/WcEYn05ZVu LIVE coverage on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

The announcement comes after police swarmed a home on Hewitt Rd.

Audrey Washington on Twitter

BREAKING: HUGE police presence on Hewitt Rd in Gwinnett County. @wsbtv #AntwanToney

The Gwinnett County officer was responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school in Snellville on Saturday.

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.

Hours after the shooting, one suspect was taken into custody. It is not clear if police are still looking for two additional suspects, or if they have determined there are only two suspects.

We will keep you posted as this story continues to develop.

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