ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A 21-year-old Escondido man should be considered "armed and dangerous" after he fatally shot his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend in the torso, police said Sunday.
The woman, identified by family as Virydiana Rodriguez, was found when police rushed to a reported shooting at 7:24 p.m. Saturday at the Estancia apartment complex, 700 block of N. Fig St., Escondido police Lt. Michael Loarie said.
Paramedics rushed Rodriguez to an area hospital where she and her unborn child were both pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, according to police reports.
At least one witness told police they heard an angry male voice shortly before a hearing a gunshot, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
"I heard screaming like a horror movie and someone was being thrown around the apartment," a neighbor told Fox 5. "I was standing there trying not to cry."
Police have identified Rodriguez's boyfriend, construction worker Ruben Anthony Cepeda, as a suspect in the double-homicide. Cepeda was described as a 5 foot-8 inch Latino man weighing about 150 pounds with black hair, described as "neat," with brown eyes.
Police said Cepeda must be considered armed and dangerous. Detectives asked anyone with any information regarding Cepeda's whereabouts to call 911.
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