Gwinnett County, Georgia, police officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed Saturday while responding to a suspicious vehicle call.
The shots were fired from the reported vehicle, and the vehicle quickly fled the scene.
Fox4KC reports “there were as many as four people inside the car.”
KCKPD’s thoughts & prayers are with Police Officer Antwan Toney’s Family & the entire Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/FqOAOXfblO
— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) October 21, 2018
Toney was approaching the vehicle when the shots were fired and he was struck once. Sgt. Jake Smith indicated that whoever fired the fatal shot had the element of surprise and was able to shoot Toney before either he or partner could even unholster their guns.
WSB-TV’s Tony Thomas reports that police have leads but not arrest warrants have been issued:
Breaking : Gwinnett County Police interviewing several “persons of interest” in murder of Officer Antwan Toney. Chief says they are following up on multiple leads. No warrants issued so far .@wsbtv #gwinnettcounty pic.twitter.com/SlbgND1brk
— Tony Thomas (@TonyThomasWSB) October 21, 2018
Thomas indicates that suspect’s car was on “Crumps Landing behind Shiloh Middle School” when Toney approached it.
Other officers arriving on scene opened fire on the vehicle but it is not known whether any of their bullets struck the car or a suspect.
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