Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A week after the death of teenager Alberto Coreas, the 39-year-old man suspected of killing him remains at large.
Police said Miguel Elorza shot Coreas, 17, once in the head Nov. 24, killing him as he tried to flee from Elorza's Sir Scott Court home in a Nissan car. The victim had reportedly come to the house with two other teens to confront Elorza's son, who they suspected was a rival gang member.
After Elorza fired several shots into the fleeing car - killing Coreas and grazing the head of 14-year-old Fabien Ribera - he vanished, police said.
The ensuing search for him has been fruitless thus far.
"There aren't any new updates on the case at this time," Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said Monday.
Elorza is wanted on murder and aggravated assault charges. In his arrest warrant, he's described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Spellman was unsure if Elorza was residing in the United States legally prior to the shooting.
None of the teenage victims are enrolled in Gwinnett Public Schools, a spokesperson said. Jail records show no one involved in the shooting has a criminal record in Gwinnett.
A hospital spokesperson for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston said Ribera, the injured teen, has been released.
Spellman said police have not filed charges against the two surviving teens.