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Second suspect surrenders after dead woman found burned in Gwinnett

A second suspect has turned himself in to police in connection with the death of 21-year-old woman who was found dead in a burning car in Gwinnett County on Oct. 30. 

Deshaun Jovan Flournoy, 18, turned himself in to Johns Creek police overnight Tuesday and was booked into the Fulton County Jail early Wednesday. He is facing charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.


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The deceased, Adelisa Muratovic, along with her boyfriend, 20-year-old Michael Smith drove to a Johns Creek apartment complex on Oct. 29 to buy drugs, Johns Creek police have said. Flournoy accompanied the couple for the drug buy.

Police have said Smith and Flournoy may have been planning to rob Antoine Sims, who was allegedly selling the drugs.

At some point, the deal went bad and gunfire was exchanged. Muratovic was hit; Smith told police he ran away and last saw Muratovic sitting in the passenger seat of his car.

Police believe Sims took the car Muratovic was sitting in and set it on fire with her dead inside. The car was found in flames in a Lawrenceville subdivision around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 30. 

Smith turned himself in on Monday evening. He is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Police are still searching for Sims, who is wanted on felony murder and drug possession and distribution charges in Johns Creek, and arson and concealing a death charges in Gwinnett County. 

Flournoy is being held at the Fulton County Jail. No bail information was posted in online jail logs.


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Police are looking for three men in connection with the murder.

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