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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rick Applegate,
Release Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Additional suspect wanted for February 14th Homicide


Release Date: February 20, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate


Additional suspect wanted for February 14th Homicide


Modesto, CA – Detectives have identified an additional suspect in the February 14, 2013, gang-related assault and fatal shooting of 20-year-old Erick Gomez of Modesto.


A $2,000,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of Giovani Barocio, 22 years old, of Modesto.  Barocio is wanted for homicide, conspiracy and a gang enhancement.


If you have any information regarding this incident please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.