Cops busted an ex-con for the murder of a fellow Christmas party reveler at the Times Square hotspot Tonic, police said on Thursday.
Christopher Rivas, 30, was picked up Wednesday morning and charged him with killing Perseus Salichs as he talked to a woman outside the popular bar on Seventh Avenue near W. 48th Street on Dec. 19.
“What are you doing talking to my girl?” Rivas asked Salichs after storming out of the bar, according to sources.
Though Salichs apologized and backed off, the gunman pushed him and shot him once in the head before fleeing, the sources said.
Salichs was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators suspected Rivas after viewing surveillance video and speaking with witnesses.
He is charged with murder, criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and criminal possession of marijuana, according to police. He had the drugs in his possession at the time of the arrest in Harlem.
Rivas has 19 prior arrests — the most recent a March 2015 bust for criminal possession of a controlled substance, cops said.
He was released on parole last year after serving nearly three years at the Edgecombe Correctional Facility for criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to state corrections records.
He was also behind bars from April 2009 to August 2011 on a criminal contempt charge.