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Police arrest 1 of 2 men sought in bouncer's death

June 3, 2012 |  8:22 pm

One of two men suspected of fatally beating a bouncer at a Redondo Beach bar is in police custody, authorities said Sunday.

Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department said that  Alejandro Avina, 30, of Carson was arrested about noon Saturday, hours after he and another man allegedly attacked the bouncer at Pat’s II Cocktails after the club employee denied them admission to the bar at 1:47 am.

Witnesses told police the two men attacked the bouncer, who has not been identified, and fled in a white Audi. The car was recovered Saturday. Avina was booked on suspicion of murder.

Freeman said authorities were searching for the second man, who they say  is 35-year old Francisco “Frank” Cobarruvias Jr. of Redondo Beach.  He is believed to be traveling in a black BMW with his three young children, Freeman said.

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