Trial set for man who allegedly shot another at World Cup viewing party

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – A Nov. 13 trial date was set Wednesday for a man accused of fatally shooting a nursing assistant outside a South Bay restaurant after a fight at a World Cup viewing party.

Daniel Arce Gonzalez, 36, is charged with murder and assault in connection with the June 17 death of Josue Crook.

Gonzalez was arrested July 14 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, 36, on a sidewalk in front of Rincon Del Mar restaurant. He 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.

The defendants will be back in court Oct. 24 for a readiness conference.

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