Homicide in Alpharetta: What we know so far

ALPHARETTA — New details have emerged about a homicide that occurred early Monday morning at a home on Nathan Circle in Alpharetta involving a 19-year-old suspect.

According to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, at about 4:54 a.m. Monday, police officers and firefighters responded to a residence on Nathan Circle after being dispatched to an in-progress, violent domestic incident with reports of a person armed with a knife.

The first officers on-scene arrived at about 5 a.m. and were met at the front door by one of the victims, 24-year-old Eric Chuong, who was injured and bleeding. Officers entered the home and were told the suspect, 19-year-old Austin Chuong, had fled the scene before they arrived. Officers then turned their attention to two other victims, 56-year-old Andrew Chuong and 57-year-old Jenny Phang.

Andrew Chuong was pronounced dead at the scene. Jenny Phang had suffered stab wounds to her chest. Officers inside the home performed lifesaving aid to Jenny and Eric while other officers immediately began searching for the suspect.

With assistance from a Johns Creek Police K-9 team, Austin Chuong was quickly captured in the woods behind the home where he surrendered to officers. The suspect was not armed at the time of his arrest and he had lacerations on one of his arms.

The surviving victims and suspect were taken to WellStar North Fulton Hospital where they were treated for their wounds. Police say if it had not been for the quick first-aid intervention of the first responders on-scene, there likely would have been a second fatality.

Detectives obtained the necessary search warrant for the home where they processed the crime scene and collected a large amount of evidence, including weapons. The suspect was interviewed by detectives and transported to the Fulton County Jail.

The suspect, Austin Chuong, was charged with Murder and two counts of Aggravated Assault. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

As of now, no motive has been established.

This case is pending prosecution so no further details surrounding the investigation will be released by the police department.

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