Maynard's death came two days after he allegedly shot and killed Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney, prompting a manhunt involving multiple police departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals. "The suspect vehicle fled the scene; it is unknown if anyone in the vehicle was struck by return fire". "Toney to cover", police said Saturday. The 30-year-old from Southern California had been with the Gwinnett County Police Department for almost three years, serving in his first police job. Officers then saw a long metal lawnmower blade in Maynard's hand, and the second officer opened fire.
Investigators said the bullet missed the vest worn by the 30-year-old officer.
Maynard, who was considered armed and risky, is accused of shooting Gwinnett County police officer Antwan Toney, 30, who was responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near Shiloh Middle School on Saturday.
Ayers said what "prompted Mr. Maynard to fire we may never know", but noted there were four firearms and drugs found in his auto the day of the fatal shooting.More news: Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me
The second suspect, Tafahree Maynard, 18, remained at large until police received a tip that he had been seen in the Snellville area on Monday.
Maynard was found hiding in a shed behind a home on Monday morning and was fatally shot by responding officers after he refused to obey police commands, officials said.
Two officers searching a shed behind a house that belonged to someone Maynard knew encountered Maynard about 11 a.m. Monday, police said.
After the shooting, investigators found marijuana and four firearms in the vehicle, the chief said.More news: Mumbai Indians buy Quinton de Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore
Pretlow was arrested Saturday night and charged with aggravated assault.
'Antwan knew he wanted to be a police officer since he was a child. He had cop figurines, police cars.
Toney, who grew up in Southern California, was killed just six days before his third anniversary with the police department.
According to police, Pretlow drove the vehicle away after the shooting, crashed a short distance away and fled along with other occupants. The 30-year-old, who celebrated his birthday a few days ago, had previously worked as a security guard. Snellville is about 25 miles northeast of Atlanta.More news: Emery explains why he lost against City, Chelsea
Authorities say two suspects, including one still being sought by police, have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer. May God continue to be with all who serve and protect.' added Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.