MOST WANTED: Giovani Barocio

June 4, 2013 

Giovani Barocio


• NAME: Giovani Barocio

CHARGE: Murder

DESCRIPTION: 21 years old, 5 feet 3, 150 pounds, black hair, hazel eyes

THE CASE: Barocio is wanted on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Erick Gomez, which police say was a gang-related attack that occurred Feb. 14 in the 2400 block of Vera Cruz Drive in north Modesto.

NOTES: A criminal grand jury has indicted Barocio along with eight other defendants. Investigators say Barocio was the gunman in the attack.

WHOM TO CALL: Police ask anyone with information about Barocio's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can email tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site,, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward.

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