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BREAKING: Suspect accused of killing Ga. officer is dead after being the subject of massive manhunt

The suspect who reportedly fatally shot a Georgia Police Officer Antwan Toney is dead, according to reports. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Tafahree Maynard, an 18-year-old suspect in the shooting death of Georgia Police Officer Antwan Toney, has been found dead, according to WSB-TV.

Update, 10/22/18, 12:58 p.m.: Fox News has reported that police fatally shot Maynard on Monday in a shed after discovering him in hiding.

The outlet noted that when authorities discovered Maynard, the suspect "failed to comply with verbal demands," which led to one officer deploying a Taser. Authorities discovered that Maynard was holding a weapon behind his back, and a second cop fired his gun at Maynard.

Original story below. 

What are the details of Maynard's death?

Toney was responding to a Saturday 911 call regarding a suspicious vehicle near a Gwinnett County middle school. When Toney approached the vehicle, Maynard, who was inside, reportedly fired on Toney, killing him.

The second suspect, 19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow, was taken into custody on Saturday.

On Twitter, WSB's Tony Thomas wrote, "Sources say man accused of killing Gwinnett Police Officer Antwan Toney is dead."

Before Thomas tweeted that Maynard was dead, WSB's Audrey Washington reported a large police presence on a road in Snellville, Georgia, and shared an accompanying video.

It is unclear how Maynard died.

What are more details on the background?

Another officer, who was on the scene when Toney was shot, returned fire and dragged Toney to safety. Toney died from the injuries he sustained.

Maynard and Pretlow reportedly fled the scene in a black sedan, but later crashed the vehicle less than a mile away. The two continued their flight on foot.

Both federal and local authorities teamed up for a massive manhunt to look for the two suspects.

Toney had just turned 30 years old and had been with the Gwinnett County Police Department for nearly three years, according to WSB.

You can read more about the background of the incident here.

This is a developing story and will be updated as events warrant.

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