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Police officer fatally shot in Georgia near school, suspects ran away

WATCH: A Georgia police officer was fatally shot Saturday while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school. Police are searching to find the suspects who fled the scene.

A Georgia police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school.

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News outlets report multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects following the Saturday afternoon shooting near Snellville.

WSB-TV reporter Rikki Klaus tweeted Saturday night that authorities had surrounded a nearby residence and were waiting for a search warrant.

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.

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The shooting happened 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 if any of the suspects were injured.

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Snellville is about 40 kilometres northeast of Atlanta.

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