Muratovic, 21, was already dead from a gunshot wound when her body was set on fire some time before 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, Johns Creek police said.
Muratovic, Smith and Flournoy had driven to a Johns Creek apartment complex for a drug deal with Sims around 9 p.m. on Oct. 29, according to Capt. Chris Byers, a spokesman for the Johns Creek Police Department. Police believe Smith and Flournoy may have intended to rob Sims, Channel 2 reported.
When the deal went bad, gunshots erupted and Muratovic was hit, according to police. Smith told officers that he ran away after the shooting and did not know what had happened to Muratovic or the car. He said he last saw her sitting in the passenger seat at the apartment complex.
Police believe Sims took the car containing Muratovic’s body to Lawrenceville and set it on fire. He has been charged with arson and concealing a death in Gwinnett County; as well as felony murder and purchase, distribution and sale of marijuana in Johns Creek.
Smith turned himself in to the Lawrenceville Police Department’s crime suppression team on Monday evening. He was Muratovic’s boyfriend at the time of her death, Channel 2 reported.
In addition to felony murder, Smith has been charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Flournoy is charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.