Man dies after 23rd Street fight

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31 yr. old Jose Serrano of Richmond
Photo of Jose Serrano, 31, of Richmond released by the Richmond Police Department.

A fight near a taco truck on 23rd Street in Richmond Monday ended tragically for 54-year-old Robert Viera, police said.

Viera died Wednesday after lingering on life-support in connection with the dispute that occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 23rd Street, Richmond police Capt. Mark Gagan told Bay City News.

Officers who responded to the scene found Viera lying unconscious on the ground. According to witnesses, 31-year-old Jose Serrano got into an argument and fight with Viera, who was knocked to the ground, Gagan said.

After Viero was down, Serrano allegedly continued to attack, Gagan said.

He fled before officers arrived.

Witnesses helped to identify Serrano, who is known to Richmond detectives, and Serrano was apprehended Wednesday in the same area where the fight took place, according to Gagan.

He is being held at the county jail in Martinez on $1 million bail.

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