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Georgia police officer shot to death

This undated photo provided by the Gwinnett County Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 show
Officer Antwan Toney, shot to death Saturday near Snellville, Ga.
(AP)

A Georgia police officer has died after being shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school.

News outlets reported that multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for suspects after the Saturday afternoon shooting near Snellville.

Police say Gwinnett County police Officer Antwan Toney died at a hospital. The 30-year-old had been with the department for nearly three years.

The shooting happened Saturday about 3 p.m. near Shiloh Middle School. Authorities say the suspects crashed the vehicle a short time later and witnesses reported seeing as many as four people running from the scene. It’s unclear whether any of the suspects were injured.

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Snellville is about 25 miles northeast of Atlanta.


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