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2 dead, teen hurt in Forsyth County home invasion | 'Armed and dangerous' suspect on the run

It happened around 5 a.m. at a home off Tidwell Circle in Alpharetta.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are dead and a teenager is hurt after a home invasion and shooting early Thursday morning. Forsyth County authorities are actively searching for an "armed and dangerous" man they said is responsible. 

It happened around 5 a.m. at a home off Tidwell Circle in Alpharetta.

The suspect is identified as 34-year-old Juan Escalante-Alarcon. The sheriff's office added that the Norcross man has "multiple active warrants," including home invasion, aggravated assault and cruelty to children.

The sheriff's office said this same man is believed to have attempted to break into the home last month. They say he does not have legal citizen status and had been previously deported.

They say he was last seen wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt  and carrying a black backpack. He is known to drive a black "lifted" pickup truck.

The sheriff's office says it's believed this was a targeted attack and not random.

The 17-year-old's injuries are non-life-threatening, they said. The deceased victims were identified as 21-year-old Geovani Cruz and 35-year-old Ivan Cordero.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 770-781-3087 or 911. The sheriff's office said not to approach him. They are currently working with federal partners and the U.S. Marshalls to track him down. 

Credit: Forsyth Sheriff's Office
Juan Escalante-Alarcon

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