Phoenix Police searching for shooting suspects

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Police are searching for two men suspected in the murder of Manuel “Isaac” Alvarado, 27.

On Friday night, the suspects were allowed inside Alvarado’s home in the area of 4400 E. Wood St.

Alvarado was sitting on a couch with a gun by his side when one of the suspects tried to grab the firearm and got into a struggle with Alvarado.

The suspect eventually gained control of the weapon and shot Alvarado and his pit bull. Both suspects then fled the scene.

The shooting was witnessed by Alvarado’s mother and girlfriend. The mother had previously met one of the suspects, but had never been given his name.

Detectives don’t yet know why the suspects were at Alvarado’s home or why there was a deadly struggle inside.

One suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a spiked, corn row hairstyle.

The other suspect is also a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He stands 6 feet tall and is described as having a thin build.

Anyone with any information is being asked to call Silent Witness at 480 W-I-T-N-E-S-S.