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March 11, 2014

Stanislaus County's Most Wanted: Sergio Mercado, murder

Sergio Mercado is wanted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of murder in the April 19 shooting of 23-year-old Omar Mendoza.

NAME: Sergio Mercado

CHARGE: Murder

DESCRIPTION: 19 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 140 pounds, black hair, brown eyes

THE CASE: Mercado is wanted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of murder in the April 19 shooting of 23-year-old Omar Mendoza.

NOTES: Sheriff’s officials said Mendoza, a Sureño gang member, was shot near Dallas and Lassen avenues in south Modesto during a gang-related confrontation. Authorities said they believe Mercado may be in the Hayward or Fremont areas.

REPORT A TIP: Police ask anyone with information about Mercado’s whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can email through the Crime Stoppers website, www.stancrimetips.org, 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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