2 sought after deadly shooting at Alpharetta apartment complex

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Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with Thursday’s shooting that left their neighbor dead in the parking lot of an Alpharetta apartment complex.

Homicide investigators worked through the night gathering evidence at the Manchester at Mansell apartments after a man in his 20s was shot to death during an argument.

Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

Officers responded to the complex off Mansell and Old Roswell roads about 10:30 p.m. after receiving calls about the shooting. They arrived to find Victor J. Lazo dead in the parking lot in front of his building, Alpharetta police spokesman Officer Jeffrey Ross said.

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Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Lazo’s sister told investigators she heard her brother arguing with someone outside shortly before gunfire erupted. Surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera showed two men running away seconds after the deadly shooting, Ross said in an emailed statement.

Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

“Once detectives arrived on scene, they began interviewing the victim’s family and witnesses,” he said. Police learned the two men who ran from the scene also lived at the complex.

Witnesses were shown photo lineups and identified the suspects as Zion Heyward and Jaycob Allen-Jones, according to police. Both men are wanted on charges of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Four vehicles were towed from the complex overnight, including two with shattered windshields, Channel 2 Action News reported. On Friday afternoon, officers executed search warrants at both suspects’ apartments, but neither man was home.

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Police said Heyward and Allen-Jones should be considered “armed and dangerous,” and are asking anyone who knows their whereabouts to call 911.

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