Guillermo Gomez,07/04/2009

July 7, 2009 

Name: Guillermo Gomez, 26, Modesto

Synopsis: Gomez was killed in a drive-by shooting July 4 on the 1200 block of Figaro Avenue in west Modesto. He was among a crowd of people gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July. Authorities say Gomez was an innocent bystander; two other people were wounded in the shooting.

Motivation: Unknown

Suspects: Abel Rodriquez, 26, of Ceres and Pedro Alvarez, 20, of Modesto. Both have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder and have denied gang and gun enhancements.

Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site,, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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