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2nd suspect sought in Redondo Beach bouncer's slaying

June 4, 2012 |  7:46 am

Redondo Beach police identified 30-year-old Alejandro Avina of Carson, left, and 35-year-old Francisco "Frank" Cobarruvias Jr. of Redondo Beach as suspects in the fatal beating of a bouncer.

A second suspect accused of fatally beating a bouncer at a Redondo Beach bar over the weekend remained at large Monday morning, police said.

Witnesses told police that two men attacked the bouncer, whose name was not released, after he denied them entrance to Pat's II Cocktails at 1:47 a.m. Saturday, said Sgt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Officers arrived to find the bouncer unconscious on the sidewalk. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

Video surveillance showed the men driving away in a white 2003 Audi, and witnesses provided the license plate number to investigators, police said. The car was later found in Redondo Beach.

Police announced Sunday that they had arrested one suspect in the case, 30-year-old Alejandro Avina of Carson. Avina was taken into custody about noon Saturday on suspicion of murder, Freeman said.

Police are continuing their search for the second suspect, 35-year-old Francisco "Frank" Cobarruvias Jr., of Redondo Beach. Investigators believe Cobarruvias is traveling in a black BMW with his three children, ages 3 to 11 years old, but stressed they do not believe the children are in danger.

Investigators asked anyone with information about Cobarruvias to call (310) 937-6685 or (310) 379-2477.

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Photo: Redondo Beach police identified 30-year-old Alejandro Avina of Carson, left, and 35-year-old Francisco "Frank" Cobarruvias Jr. of Redondo Beach as suspects in the fatal beating of a bouncer. Avina was arrested Saturday but Cobarruvias remained at large Monday. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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