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Man accused of shooting, killing woman in DeKalb park

A man was booked into the Fulton County Jail last week for allegedly failing to appear in court for several charges. Then authorities realized he faced a murder charge out of DeKalb County.

Malik Nunally, 25, of Atlanta, is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Maya Mitchell of Decatur, whose body was found by a jogger in Glen Emerald Park on New Year’s Eve, DeKalb police spokesman J.D. Spencer told AJC.com. 

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He said Nunally and Mitchell knew each other, but their relationship was not provided. He said an arrest warrant for Nunally was obtained on Jan. 15.

The 911 call was obtained by Channel 2 Action News on Tuesday, and it details the panicked moments where the jogger discovered Mitchell’s body on Bouldercrest Road.

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“I just was taking a walk around the lake in the park, and there’s a young lady laid out. I believe she’s dead,” the caller said.

Mitchell’s homicide was the last among a string of three homicides at the end of 2018 in DeKalb County, AJC.com previously reported.

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A 24-year-old woman found dead near a Stone Mountain-area park on Dec. 12 and a 59-year-old was found shot along Eastwood Drive in a neighborhood off Candler Road. Police do not believe any of these incidents are related.

Nunally remains in the Fulton County Jail without bond for failing to appear in court for charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of aggravated assault, according to jail records. 

Jail records show he had been arrested six times since 2014 for charges that include first-degree burglary, identity fraud and several probation violations.

AJC.com has reached out to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to see when he’ll be extradited to the county.

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