Calhoun Police apprehends Sandy Springs Murder Suspect

February 15th, 2021 – 10:35 AM

Staff Reports –

(Via The Calhoun Police Department) The Calhoun Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit was called in late Sunday night, Feb. 14, to execute a search warrant on a private residence in the city of Calhoun.

Officers from the Sandy Springs (Georgia) Police Department contacted CPD and stated they had evidence that indicated a murder suspect who had fled the city of Sandy Springs was hiding out in Calhoun.

The suspect was successfully apprehended by ESU.

(UPDATE) The homicide suspect has since been identified as a Jesus Alvarez De La Rosa.

According to the Sandy Springs Police Department, Rosa and other individuals committed an armed home invasion at a 789 Hammond Drive address, which resulted in the shooting deaths of two individuals.

Before being apprehended by the Calhoun Police Department, Jesus Alvarez De La Rosa was wanted for Felony Murder, Home Invasion in the First Degree, and multiple other felony charges.

“I would like to thank all the agencies who offered support during this arrest. Gordon County Sheriffs Office, Sandy Springs PD, Georgia State Patrol, Gordon County Fire Dept., Advent EMS and E911.”  said Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle.

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