Gwinnett double homicide suspect captured in Atlanta

Karlton Sirmons

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Karlton Sirmons

After months on the run, a Gwinnett County fugitive accused of gunning down two men at a home in unincorporated Norcross has been captured.

Karlton Sirmons, 30, was arrested Friday morning in Atlanta, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said. Sirmons was identified as the primary suspect in the Nov. 2 shooting deaths of Derrick Dennis, 55 and Josh Dennis, 30.

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Gwinnett police were sent to a townhome community on Beaver Springs Lane about 4:45 a.m. after receiving a call about a person shot. Officers found two men shot to death inside building 2042, authorities said.

Information about what prompted the fatal November shootings has not been released.

Investigators quickly identified Sirmons as a suspect in the slayings, and within weeks the U.S. Marshals Service labeled him  “an extreme danger to the community” and offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

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Marshals in Atlanta elevated the search for Sirmons to a “major case” after learning he was also accused of violent crimes in multiple counties, spokesman Eric Heinze said previously.

According to the Gwinnett sheriff’s office, Sirmons was wanted on aggravated assault charges in Cobb and Bibb counties. He also had Gwinnett arrest warrants for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon stemming from a 2015 incident, authorities said.

He was arrested about 5 a.m. at a home on Ruzelle Drive in Atlanta by U.S. marshals, Gwinnett police, Gwinnett deputies and Atlanta police, authorities said.

Karlton Sirmons  was arrested about 5 a.m. Friday at a home on Ruzelle Drive in Atlanta, authorities said.

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

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Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Sirmons is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

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