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Suspect turns himself in, faces murder charge after shooting of soon-to-be graduate at park

Investigators said a "group of youths" were playing a game with water guns and water balloons, when the fight turned into actual gunfire on Friday, May 7.

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said a 20-year-old Jonesboro man turned himself in Monday, 10 days after police issued a warrant in connection to a water gun fight that turned deadly at Kenwood Park.

Investigators said a "group of youths" were playing a game with water guns and water balloons, when the fight turned into actual gunfire on Friday, May 7. 

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The sheriff's office said 18-year-old Daquan Rueben Gillett from Riverdale died after he "collapsed on the scene" and was taken to the hospital. Another person was also injured but had non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office. Gillett's family said he was just weeks away from his high school graduation.

Credit: Riverdale High School
Daquan Gillett

The wanted man was booked into the Fayette County Jail after he turned himself in without incident 10 days later. He is being charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. 

Clayton County Schools Police, Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Clayton County Police Department, and the U.S. Marshall's Southeastern Fugitive Task Force have assisted with the investigation. 

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said the investigation remains ongoing and no other details will be released at this time.