CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A 35-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a nursing assistant outside a South Bay restaurant after a fight at a World Cup viewing party pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and assault charges.
Daniel Arce Gonzalez was ordered held on $2 million bail in connection with the June 17 death of 36-year-old Josue Crook.
Gonzalez was arrested Monday in Tijuana and turned over to National City police officials. He faces 50 years to life in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney David Grapilon.
Patrol officers responding to reports of gunfire in the 300 block of Highland Avenue found Crook on a sidewalk in front of Rincon Del Mar restaurant. Crook died at a hospital.
A second defendant, 37-year-old Salvador Chavez, is charged with Crook's murder under an aiding and abetting theory, Grapilon said. The prosecutor said Chavez also faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge for allegedly stabbing a second victim.
Judge Patricia Garcia also ordered Chavez held on $2 million bail.
A status conference was scheduled Aug. 5 at the South Bay Courthouse.
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