Ex-con Accused In Tonic Bar Slay Jailed As He Awaits Trial

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A choose has ordered a Bronx ex-con accused of capturing to dying a person leaving a vacation occasion at a well-liked Instances Sq. bar to stay behind bars as he awaits trial.

Christopher Rivas, 30, was arraigned in State Supreme Courtroom in Manhattan Thursday evening, officers stated.

Rivas is accused of capturing Perseus Salichs point-blank within the head on Dec. 22 as Salichs tried to intervene in an argument between two girls.

Salichs, 32, had simply left a vacation occasion at Tonic when he got here throughout the spat on Seventh Ave. close to West 49th St. about four a.m., police stated.

Rivas is a pal of one of many girls who had been preventing and was standing by watching when Salichs tried to interrupt it up.

Man shot useless exterior Instances Sq. bar

Rivas pulled a gun and shot him, police stated. The entire incident was caught on safety video.

Medics rushed Salichs to Bellevue Hospital, the place he died.

Cops captured Rivas in Harlem Wednesday after somebody tipped them off to his location.

Rivas has 19 prior arrests since 2003, and two jail stints over that interval.

On Friday, he was indicted for the homicide. He has one other listening to on Jan. 16.

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