Update: Teen suspect in murder of Loganville woman turns herself in to Gwinnett PD


Gwinnett County Police report that the suspect, Damia Mitchell, 17, turned herself in to police on Feb. 16..  She is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Initial story

Damia Mitchell, 17

Gwinnett County Police investigators have identified the victim in a murder that took place over the weekend. Faith Burns, 20, of Loganville, died on Valentine’s Day after receiving a gunshot wound while on location at Uniwattee Trail at the intersection of Mountain Ash Court in unincorporated Dacula. 

Shortly before 1:30pm, officers assigned to the Bay Creek Precinct were dispatched to a person shot call where Burns was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Investigators believe that the shooting took place in the roadway as several shell casings were found along the opposite side of the road. 

After speaking with witnesses, warrants have been issued for Damia Mitchell, 17, female of Snellville for Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Under 18. Investigators believe that Burns and Mitchell knew each other and had a domestic altercation prior to this shooting.  They also believe there were multiple people present during the shooting and detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward.  Mitchell is not in custody and police are actively seeking her location.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number:  21-011934  

Editor’s Note: An arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction

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