Most Wanted: Murder

10/29/2008 2:33 AM

10/20/2014 11:50 AM

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,, 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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