Warrants issued in case of woman found dead in burning car in Gwinnett

Warrants have been obtained for three men in connection with the killing of a woman who was found late last month in a burning car in Lawrenceville, Johns Creek police said.

The suspects are Antoine Sims, 20; Michael Smith, 20; and Deshaun Flournoy, 18. All three are charged with felony murder, according to the warrants issued Tuesday.

None of the three suspects have been arrested.

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The victim, Adelisa Murtovic, described by police as being in her 20s, was found dead of a gunshot wound in a burning car outside the Springlake Cove neighborhood clubhouse in Lawrenceville. Police responded to the scene where the burning car was found around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 30.

Six hours earlier, police believe she was involved in a shooting at the Retreat at Johns Creek apartments in Fulton County.

Murtovic and an acquaintance drove to the complex for a drug deal on Oct. 29, Johns Creek Police Capt. Chris Byers said previously.

The drug deal went bad when other parties showed up. Shots were fired and the acquaintance, who had driven the car, told police he shot back and ran. He last saw Murtovic sitting in the passenger seat of the car and said he didn’t know what had happened to her or his car, according to Byers.

Police were called to the Johns Creek subdivision around 9 p.m., but only found a bullet on the ground. They have not said if they believe Murtovic was shot during the alleged shootout or at another location, but the Johns Creek Police Department is handling the investigation.

In addition to felony murder, Sims is charged with purchase, distribution and sale of marijuana. Smith is also 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 criminal attempt to commit armed robbery.

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