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Georgia police officer fatally shot near middle school

A Georgia police officer was shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle near Shiloh Middle School in Snellville, news outlets report.

Gwinnett County police officer Antwan Toney was working in Snellville Saturday when the incident occurred. Law enforcement officials were still searching for a suspect as of 11 pm Saturday evening.

30-year-old Toney was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center where he later died. He had been with the department for almost three years.

WSBtv reports:

When officers approached, the suspects fired through their vehicle’s window, hitting Toney before driving off, said police spokesman Jake Smith. The officers returned fire, but it’s unknown whether the suspects were hit or injured.

CBS news reports:

The shooting happened Saturday about 3 p.m. near Shiloh Middle School. Authorities say the suspects crashed the vehicle a short time later and witnesses reported seeing as many as four people running from the scene. It’s unclear if any of the suspects were injured.


Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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