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Suspect in death of Atlanta area officer is killed, police say

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 13:05:38-04

Authorities on Monday shot and killed a second suspect charged in the weekend slaying of a Gwinnett County, Georgia, police officer, the department said in a tweet.

A few hours earlier, Gwinnett County Police tweeted that there had been a “credible sighting” of Tafahree Maynard in Snellville, east of Atlanta, sometime late Sunday or early Monday.

Maynard, 18, had been charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the Saturday afternoon killing of officer Antwan Toney near Snellville, authorities said.

A second suspect, Isaiah Pretlow, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, police said.

Toney, 30, was responding to an anonymous 911 call reporting a suspicious vehicle parked near Shiloh Middle School when he was killed, police Chief Butch Ayers said. The caller suspected the vehicle’s occupants were smoking marijuana.