Police arrest suspect who allegedly punched man who died in San Jose

SAN JOSE (BCN)-Police arrested a 28-year-old man Friday in South San Francisco who allegedly punched a 24-year-old man outside a San Jose restaurant in March that led to the 24-year-old’s death, San Jose police said.

The San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit arrested East Palo Alto resident Jose Rodas without incident at about 5:45 p.m., according to police.

Police said their investigation showed that the victim, Palo Alto resident Daniel Esquivel, left the Myth Taverna & Lounge at 152 Post St. the morning of March 28 and got into an argument with Rodas who was working as a bouncer at the restaurant.

Police said outside the eatery Rodas allegedly punched Esquivel who fell to the ground and went unconscious.

Esquivel’s friends took him to Stanford Hospital where medical staff pronounced him dead, according to police.

Police said they booked Rodas into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

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