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Teen murder suspect surrenders; two family members booked

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville murder suspect wanted for shooting a fellow teenager turned himself in Wednesday night and was joined by two family members in jail as part of an ongoing investigation.

Brandon Prasad, 17, surrendered at Gwinnett police headquarters on charges of felony murder, weapons possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The shooting happened about 11:45 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Simonton Ridge Trail in Lawrenceville, off Simonton Road and southeast of the city limits.

Police arrived to find Jose De Manuel Alfaro dead from two gunshots to his chest in the front yard of a residence on that block, police said.

Neither Prasad nor Alfaro lived in the neighborhood where the incident took place. Police named Prasad a suspect early and warned the public to consider him armed and dangerous.

The bookings became a family affair after Prasad turned himself in and Sheriff's Deputies learned the whereabouts of his brother.

Wanted for two misdemeanor probation violations, deputies found Christopher Prasad, the brother, at his grandmother's home down the road from the shooting scene.

When deputies arrived, Christopher Prasad bolted out the back door while his grandmother, Hilda Keelan, 69, lied about his whereabouts and pushed a deputy, according to arrest warrants.

Deputies tracked down the elder Prasad and arrested his grandmother on obstruction charges. She posted $1,300 bond Thursday. Neither Prasad has bond.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said the investigation remains active.