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UPDATE: Suspect in Forsyth County’s deadly triple shooting arrested

2 men dead, 17-year-old wounded
Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 7:58 AM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday night that they have arrested Juan Escalante-Alacron, who is suspected of killing 2 people and injuring another during a triple shooting at a home on Tidwell Circle.

He was arrested by FCSO SWAT and detectives with the assistance of Roswell PD and North Fulton SWAT in Roswell.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has launched a double homicide investigation after two men were found dead Thursday morning.

At around 5 a.m., deputies received reports of a shooting along Tidwell Circle. Upon arrival, they found two men, later identified as 21-year-old Geovani Cruz and 35-year-old Ivan Cordero, shot to death and a 17-year-old who was also shot but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The Forsyth County Sheriff believes the suspected shooter, who remains at-large, is 34-year-old Juan Escalante-Alarcon of Norcross. Forsyth County Public Information Officer Stacie Miller told CBS46 that Escalante-Alarcon targeted the home back in February and was charged with Home Invasion, Aggravated Assault and Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree. Despite frequent patrolling efforts since the February incident, Escalante-Alarcon managed to allegedly regain entry into the home and shoot three people. The teenager injured was struck in the foot.

Scene of triple shooting in Forsyth County
Scene of triple shooting in Forsyth County(WGCL)

“This was not a random act. This was targeted. He targeted the home.” Miller said. “We really need to get him off the street.”

Escalante-Alarcon is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 770-781-3087 or dial 9-1-1.