As of Monday afternoon, Smith stated law enforcement agencies have intensified their search for Pavone, but stopped short of naming him a suspect in the shootings.
"We're not going to label Mr. Pavone as a suspect," said Smith, who added Pavone has no prior criminal history. "He's just an individual we need to speak to relative to this crime."
Currently, the search for Pavone continues, focusing on Clinton and Essex Counties, said LaFountain. Authorities are attempting to locate a black 2001 GMC Sierra registered to Pavone with New York registration EAK 3536. The regular cab vehicle has a plow frame, 8-foot bed and a yellow light on the roof. A rectangular Marine Corps sticker is on the vehicle's bumper and a circular Marine Corps sticker is affixed in the vehicle's rear window, according to a department report.
"We're asking the public to be especially observant for any suspicious activity ... we have no investigative leads that would lead us to believe that either Mr. Pavone or that pick-up have left the area," said Smith.
If anyone sees Pavone, who is a former U.S. Marine and retired corrections officer, he is not to be approached, authorities said. Those with any information about Pavone or his whereabouts are asked to contact authorities at 563-3761 or call 9-1-1.
"Call us and we'll check it out," said Smith.