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.

Comments (12)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Rest in peace, Officer Toney. May God be with your family, both blood and blue. And may justice be done for your murder.

burgerallday
burgerallday

Three guesses for the description of the suspects. Fucking animals

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

My heart just is breaking. Everyday it seems like another Officer is getting killed! Officer Toney looked so happy and had such a great future ahead of him and some animal took that away from him. RIH Officer Toney you will never be forgotten πŸ™πŸ’™ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

LEO0301
LEO0301

It boggles the mind why someone would shoot an officer because they were smoking marijuana. A summons to appear in most states and you take an officer's life? I hope the shooter is found quickly and put down like the animal he is.

JustJim
JustJim

This is my home agency, for which I volunteer. There are no words to describe my sadness for the tragic murder. Be safe brothers and sisters.