Gwinnett County police are looking for the suspect in a double homicide that occurred early Saturday at a townhome community in unincorporated Norcross.

Officials said murder warrants have been taken out against Norcross resident Karlton Sirmons, 30, in connection with the deaths of Norcross residents Derrick Dennis, 55, and Josh Dennis, 30. Sirmons is not in police custody.

“The suspect’s current whereabouts are unknown and he is considered armed and dangerous,” police said in a statement.

Officers arrived at the community off Beaver Springs Lane at 4:45 a.m. after a 911 call came in from a friend or relative of at least one of the victims about someone being shot.

Police found the victims, who are uncle and nephew, dead from gunshot wounds. It is currently being described by police as a double homicide.

Police have not yet released what led them to suspect Sirmons shot the men.

The Gwinnett County Police Department’s homicide and crime scene units, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office were notified about the deaths.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. They can also visit

Crime Stoppers offers case rewards for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case. Tipsters are asked to reference case number 19-100791 when providing information.

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