Hero Down: Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney Murdered

Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney was murdered Saturday afternoon.

Snellville, GA - Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney, 30, was murdered in the line of duty Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 3 p.m. after officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle near Shiloh Middle school where the occupants were reported to possibly be smoking marijuana.

Gwinnett County Sergeant Jake Smith told reporters that two officers approached the vehicle without their guns drawn, and suddenly at least one occupant inside of the vehicle shot at them through the vehicle's glass.

Officer Antwan Toney was struck by the gunfire. The other officer dragged Officer Toney away as the suspect vehicle took off.

Officers returned fire, but it's not clear if any suspects were hit.

The suspect vehicle crashed about 1 mile away and the occupants fled on foot.

Officer Toney was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries, according to Sergeant Smith.

Sergeant Smith added that there were possibly up to 4 suspects in the vehicle, but the number of suspects is not known at this time.

A witness to the crash described a 6-foot tall black male with dreadlocks in a grey t-shirt and green sweatpants fleeing from the vehicle. All suspects remain at large as of the time of this writing.

Officer Toney was killed just 6 days before his 3-year anniversary with the department. He was unmarried and his family lives out of state.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Antwan Toney, your life mattered.

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jimmyfboyd1234
jimmyfboyd1234

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

pixiepup
pixiepup

Very sad. I hope they find who did this and he is put to death! RIP Ofc. Antwan Toney

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Condolences to the family and friends of the officer! God Speed officer Toney. God Speed Sir!

Master The Dream
Master The Dream

It breaks my heart to see so many of our Hero Officers being shot and killed. We need to make a Nationwide Change in Policy when approaching a car. Everyone should be ordered out of the car with a Bull Horn to put hands on the roof before approaching and always be careful from someone hiding. This has to STOP!

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...