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.
A woman accused of driving drunk and causing a wrong-way crash that killed the mother of a 4-year-old girl in 4S Ranch was back in court Tuesday.
A 30-year-old man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 58-year-old woman in a Clairemont home, police said.
A 68-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two children he instructed while working as a private tennis instructor in northern San Diego County.
A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a San Diego jail, officials said Tuesday.
The Friends of Balboa Park organization kicked off National Carousel Day by announcing a fundraising campaign aimed at restoring the carousel at Balboa Park.
power outage apparently caused by a squirrel that came into contact with a transmission line at a North Park utility substation Tuesday briefly left about 45,500 central San Diego homes, schools and businesses without electrical service.
A two-alarm fire that engulfed a Spring Valley home caused between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages, but the family inside escaped safely and the home is salvageable, officials said Tuesday.
A fire that has scorched 255 acres of brush in the rugged northeastern reaches of San Diego County is 85 percent contained Tuesday, authorities said.
A San Diego teacher’s tense confrontation with a Border Patrol agent is going viral after the agent asked her if she was an American citizen at a checkpoint in New Mexico.