Suspect denies killing man outside World Cup party

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CHULA VISTA, Calif.– The suspect accused of fatally shooting a man outside a South Bay restaurant after a fight at a World Cup viewing party, pleaded not guilty Thursdayto charges against him.

Daniel Gonzalez was arraigned Thursday, accused of killing Josh Crook on June 17th,  following a World Cup game between Mexico and Brazil.

World Cup NC Murder SuspectNational City Police said Gonzalez and another suspect, Salvador Chavez, were fighting a third man inside the Rincon Del Mar Restaurant on National City Boulevard.  That brawl spilled outside onto the sidewalk.

Crook is said to have been shot after he intervened, trying to stop the fight. Family members said Crook was shot four times.

According to investigators, Gonzalez fled the country but was arrested earlier this week in Tijuana.

Through his defense attorney, Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to murder and two other charges. He faces 50 years to life in prison.

Gonzalez is being held under two million dollars bail and is due back in court August 5th.

2 comments

  • wes

    This guy need Obama to give him citizenship and amnesty so he can remove a few more good Americans. We are getting killed and robbed and us citizens can not even speak about the illegal issue and not be called a racest. This is why I am for San Diego open carry law so we can clean trash like this off the streets.

  • GodForgivesIDon't

    with new justice system is this… there is no justice …

    americans will never get justice people like this run with impunity…

    they'll say that due to lack of evidence or malice we have no grounds to hold the suspect…

    and then he'll disappear … again… into mexico…. and come back once the family has gotten tired from
    fighting the justice system to do their jobs for the people…

    sadness…

    it's like this country… with this administration… obama, biden, clinton, and the rest of the cronies…
    no one is scared or respects the U.S. and it's laws…

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