Modesto's Most Wanted: Giovani Barocio, murder

February 18, 2014 

NAME: Giovani Barocio

CHARGE: Murder

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

THE CASE: Barocio is wanted by Modesto police on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Erick Gomez, which investigators say was a gang-related attack that occurred Feb. 14, 2013, 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. A trial for the other defendants has been scheduled to start June 2.

REPORT A TIP: Police ask anyone with information about Barocio’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can email through the Crime Stoppers website,, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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