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‘Armed and Dangerous' Man Wanted in Vista Killing

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man considered armed and dangerous who is suspected of killing a man in Vista earlier this month.

Pablo Duran, 32, may be known as Pablo Lorenzo, Pablo Duran-Gutierrez or Michael Cox, officials said.

He has a number of tattoos on his body that can be used to identify him. They include a State Route 78 tattoo on his right hand and a crown tattoo on his neck, deputies said. He also has horns on his forehead, deputies said.

Duran is wanted on an active felony warrant and is believed to have contacts in North County including Vista, Escondido, and Oceanside.

He's described as approximately 5-foot, 9-inches tall and 190 pounds.

Duran is suspected in the a homicide that occurred in Vista on June 7.

Deputies found 51-year-old Robert Pierro dead inside a home on the 2200 block of San Clemente Avenue near Rancho Minerva Middle School.

According to SDSO Lt. Kenn Nelson, construction workers came back to the property and found Pierro unconscious inside. Despite first aid efforts, he remained unresponsive and the workers called the police.


Deputies arrived at the scene and found Pierro with trauma to his upper body.

Anyone with information on Duran's whereabouts is urged not to contact him but instead, call SDSO Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200.

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