Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney

Police Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney

Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Antwan DeArvis Toney

Police Officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed as he and another officer investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Bethany Church Road and Shiloh Road at approximately 3:00 pm.

As the officers approached the vehicle at least one person inside opened fire, shooting through the vehicle's windows. Officer Toney was struck as he and the other officer returned fire. The vehicle crashed a short distance away and its four occupants fled on foot.

One of the suspects was apprehended later in the afternoon after shooting at an officer who was searching for him. The subject believed to have been the one to shoot Officer Toney was shot and killed on October 22nd, 2018, after being located hiding in a shed in the Snellville area. He was shot after refusing to obey commands while armed with a lawnmower blade.

Officer Toney was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Toney had served with the Gwinnett County Police Department for three years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1808

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious vehicle

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I only got to meet Officer Toney once, at the Gwinnett County Fair. He was very kind and had a bright welcoming smile. I asked I’m about Law Enforcement, The Gwinnett County Police Department and I asked him for advice and tips that would help me when I become an officer one day. He told me about his past as a Police Explorer/Cadet and how much he loved being a Police Officer. We talked about California and the Military and how he had family in the military.I didn’t remember his name till I saw his picture on the news. I knew that smile, and that comforting look. I went to his vigil at Gwinnett Church and prayed for him and his family. Officer Toney is the type of Officer and person I want to strive to be. He was friendly, kind, strong, caring and he loved his community and people around him. He inspires me to be the best I can be, and I can only hope he’s looking down right now knowing he had an effect on my life and the lives of others. I wear a blue line band on my wrist every day in memory of him and as a reminder of him and others who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Rest In Peace Officer Toney.

Explorer Daniel Goller
Gwinnett County School Police Explorers

February 14, 2019

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