NAME: Sergio Mercado
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.