Search Continues for Man Wanted in Beating Death

A search is on for a man wanted in connection with the unprovoked assault and death of a City Heights man at a Chula Vista restaurant in April.

Chula Vista Police say Bernabe Bahena Rivera, 38, is wanted in connection with the death of 59-year-old Jose Perez-Fong, who died days after being attacked at the Papagayos Grill and Cantina on April 15.

Police said Perez-Fong was on dance floor when, for reasons still unknown, he was assaulted by the suspect.

Perez-Fong was hospitalized at Scripps Mercy Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit following the attack, and police said he died six days later on April 21.

In addition to releasing images of Rivera, police said the suspect “has ties to Chula Vista, San Diego, and Mexico.”

Anyone who has any possible information that could help police find Rivera, can call Crime Stoppers anonymously.

(Photo reporting partner 10News)

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