Clockwise from top left: Julio Cesar Perez-Duran, Rodrigo Pinon-Lopez, Jonathan Gonzalez, Geraldy Gomez
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

3 arrested, 1 sought in Gwinnett hotel homicide

Gwinnett County police have arrested three people and are seeking a fourth in connection with the robbery and shooting of a 31-year-old Doraville man killed in a hotel room.

The four people were seen on surveillance video at the InTown Suites Hotel on Steve Reynolds Boulevard on Aug. 29, the night Ivan Pastor-Vital was shot to death in a third-floor room, police said. Investigators believe the homicide was drug-related. 

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Rodrigo Pinon-Lopez, 29, was arrested Friday and charged with felony murder and armed robbery, Gwinnett jail records show. 

Another man seen on hotel surveillance video — 24-year-old Julio Cesar Perez-Duran — is wanted on charges of felony murder and armed robbery, but his whereabouts are unknown, police said.

Two others, 24-year-old Geraldy Gomez and 26-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez, were arrested Saturday on lesser charges. Gomez is charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and Gonzalez faces two counts of using a communication facility in the commission of a felony involving a controlled substance, according to police. 

Investigators said previously that Gonzalez and Gomez were the man and woman seen on surveillance footage running from the hotel with two young children in tow after the gunshots rang out. 

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Pinon-Lopez, Gomez and Gonzalez remain held at the county jail without bond, records show. 

Anyone with information on Perez-Duran’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or visit

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