Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested multiple suspects Friday in connection with the June 22 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Malik Muschett, including Conyers resident Antoine Smith, charged with malice murder and felony murder.
Smith, 19, was also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal street gang activity.
Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in the area of Fairview Road Friday, when the vehicle refused to stop and a chase ensued.
With the assistance of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Georgia State Patrol, deputies were then able to take the three occupants of the vehicle into custody without incident.
Ladarious Boswell, 22, Rodney Turk, 22, both of Covington, were also arrested for parole violation and tampering with evidence, criminal street gang activity and false statements to law enforcement, respectively. Antavis Clark, 19, of Lithonia, was arrested as well for fleeing/attempting to elude, aggressive driving, reckless driving, duty upon striking fixed object, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property 2nd degree, driving without a valid license and obstruction.
More arrests are anticipated according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Muschett, of Newton County, was shot Monday evening during an altercation at Lakeside Circle off of Fairview Road. According to reports, when deputies arrived to the scene at Lakeside Circle shortly after 5 p.m., they were notified that a group of males and females were in the yard of the residence. During the altercation, a firearm was reportedly produced, shots were fired and one of the males in the yard was shot.
The victim, Muschett was transported to Newton Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.