A judge has ordered a Bronx ex-con accused of shooting to death a man leaving a holiday party at a popular Times Square bar to remain behind bars as he awaits trial.
Christopher Rivas, 30, was arraigned in State Supreme Court in Manhattan Thursday night, officials said.
Rivas is accused of shooting Perseus Salichs point-blank in the head on Dec. 22 as Salichs tried to intervene in an argument between two women.
Persues Salichs, 32, was fatally shot in a popular Times Square bar Tonic.
(Courtesy of Edwin Lopez)
Salichs, 32, had just left a holiday party at Tonic when he came across the spat on Seventh Ave. near West 49th St. about 4 a.m., police said.
Rivas is a friend of one of the women who were fighting and was standing by watching when Salichs tried to break it up.
Man shot dead outside Times Square bar
Rivas pulled a gun and shot him, police said. The whole incident was caught on security video.
Medics rushed Salichs to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.
Cops captured Rivas in Harlem Wednesday after someone tipped them off to his location.
Rivas has 19 prior arrests since 2003, and two prison stints over that period.
On Friday, he was indicted for the murder. He has another hearing on Jan. 16.