Most Wanted: Murder

October 29, 2008 

NAME: Maurilio Vasquez

CHARGE: Murder

DESCRIPTION: 22 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, tattoo on left upper shoulder of a cross with a rosary and praying hands

THE CASE: Modesto police believe Vasquez rode up on a bicycle and fired a handgun at least 10 times at two men who were walking in Modesto's airport neighborhood about 2:30 a.m. on April 29.

NOTES: The gunfire killed Clarence "Buddy" Mason, who was walking with his dog, and injured a 29-year-old man walking with them. Police said neither victim was involved with gangs, but Vasquez is a gang member.

WHOM TO CALL: Police ask anyone with information about Vasquez's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus your message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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