UPDATE #2: Identities Sought in InTown Suites Homicide *VIDEO

Update #2, 09/05/2019: After reviewing additional surveillance footage from the InTown Suites on the night of the homicide, the lead detective assigned to the case has identified two additional people who may be participants in the homicide of Ivan Pastor-Vital.

Suspect #1:   Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighs 250-300 lbs.

Suspect #2:   Hispanic male, approximately 5-06 to 5-09 feet tall, with full sleeve tattoos on both arms

The names of the man and woman mentioned in the initial Media Release have been identified as Geraldy Gomez (age 24) and Jonathan Gonzalez (age 26).  Their whereabouts (along with the children) are still unknown.  Geraldy has one active warrant for Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance.  Jonathan has a prior misdemeanor warrant for probation violation (traffic offense).

The video of the two male suspects entering the lobby of the hotel is being released in hopes of identifying who they are.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  19-079667

 

Update #1, 08/30/2019, 8:30 AM: The victim in last night’s homicide has been identified as Ivan Pastor-Vital (age 31, Doraville).

The identities of the man and woman have been obtained by the lead detective.  Their level of involvement in the shooting is still undetermined.  No warrants have been issued for the homicide. We urge the man and woman to come forward and offer any details about the crime. 

We still need to locate any additional witnesses to this event who have not yet come forward.  Please call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Original, 08/30/2019, 12:18 AM: (Duluth, Georgia)  The Gwinnett County Police Department Homicide Unit is currently investigating the death of a Hispanic male at the InTown Suites on Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

At approximately 9:15 PM, officers assigned to the Central Precinct were dispatched to a “person shot” call at 3720 Steve Reynolds Boulevard in unincorporated Duluth.  When officers arrived, they located a man deceased inside a room on the 3rd floor of the building. 

Witnesses heard the gunshots and began to render aid to the victim following the shooting.  Prior to police arrival, four individuals were seen running out of the building.  A Hispanic man and woman were seen carrying armfuls of personal belongings accompanied by two young children.  In the surveillance video, at least one child appeared to be nude.  The suspects were last seen walking down Club Drive towards Pleasant Hill Road.

The GCPD K9 Unit responded to the scene and quickly began searching the surrounding area for the suspects or evidence. 

At this time, the lead detective assigned to the case has information on the person the room was registered to.  We are urging the suspects to come forward and speak with detectives about the case. 

The Crime Scene Unit will process the scene once the search warrant is obtained. Information on the victim will be withheld until the next-of-kin can be notified. 

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  19-079667  


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