Most Wanted: Javier Gomez

February 9, 2010 

Javier Gomez

Most Wanted: Javier Gomez

(MODESTO POLICE DEPARTMENT)

NAME: Javier Gomez

CHARGE: Murder

DESCRIPTION: 24 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 163 pounds, black hair, brown eyes

THE CASE: The Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force identified Gomez, Armando Pulido and Alex Mares, all of Modesto, as suspects in the death of Victor Gaona, 35, of Modesto. The shooting occurred when a gang- related fight between two groups broke out about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2008, near Ustick Road and Dezzani Lane, just south of West Hatch Road in south Modesto.

NOTES: Mares was captured in November 2008. The other suspects are documented Norteño gang members, according to the task force.

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

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