Bridgeport police: Murder suspect on the run for 6 months

Police say Cristobal Hernandez was fatally shot inside El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant in Bridgeport.

Police say Cristobal Hernandez was fatally shot inside El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant in Bridgeport. (3/15/17)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police are asking for the public's help in finding a murder suspect who they say has been on the run for nearly six months.

According to police, 34-year-old Douglas Rivas fatally shot 36-year-old Cristobal Hernandez once in the chest following a fight inside El Paraiso Mexican Restaurant in the city's North End. It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Authorities say a fight broke out in the restaurant, and customers were throwing bottles and furniture at each other when the fatal shot rang out. Residents say the venue is popular with people from Mexico and El Salvador, especially on Sunday nights when it features karaoke.

A judge signed an arrest warrant for Rivas five days after the shooting.

Police ask anyone with information to call their tip line at 203-576-TIPS.

More on this topic

Bridgeport Murder Suspect Wanted

Tip Line : (203) 576-TIPS

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
Jury selection begins Tuesday for a wrongful death 2 Jury selection to begin in lawsuit against city of Stamford
A Stamford man has been accused of burglarizing 3 Man arrested after breaking into Greenwich business
The father and daughter reportedly tried to run 4 Father, daughter reportedly assault driver
A Bridgeport dialysis patient who recently had his 5 Nonprofit group helps Bridgeport man regain independence

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE