The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer was reportedly shot and killed Monday morning after failing to comply with police’s demands.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 75-90 officers responded to a neighborhood in unincorporated Snellville and went house to house. Led to a wooden shed, officers reportedly discovered suspect Tafahree Maynard, 18, who authorities said they used a Taser on when he didn’t follow commands.
Officers are said to have fatally shot Maynard after he brandished a lawnmower blade he was hiding behind his back.
“The danger to the community is over,” Gwinnett Police Chief Butch Ayers told reporters.
The outlet noted that Maynard’s end came a mile away from where he allegedly shot and killed Gwinnett County police Officer Antwan Toney, 30, on Saturday afternoon. WSB-TV reported that Toney was mortally wounded while inspecting a suspicious vehicle located near Shiloh Middle School.
U.S. Marshals took another suspect, Isaiah Pretlow, 19, into custody Saturday evening and charged him with aggravated assault. Jail records indicated that he’s being held without bail.
Toney, a California native, worked as a security guard before joining the force in 2015. WSB-TV reported that the fallen officer’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.
[Featured Image: Antwan Toney, Tafahree Maynard/Gwinnett County Police Department]