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UPDATE: LAPD Gives Suspect Description in Dodger Stadium Beating that Left Man on Life Support

April 04, 2019 - 2:17 pm

(KNX 1070/CNS) --  Authorities today continued their search for the suspect who assaulted and critically injured a 47-year-old man in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium last weekend.

Los Angeles Police Department Capt. William Hayes of the Robbery-Homicide Division said at a news conference Thursday afternoon at LAPD headquarters, that the only security video available to assist investigators was from inside Dodger Stadium, and the man and woman -- whom he referred to as "nondescript" -- were wearing Dodgers gear, as were thousands of others.

The man was described as Hispanic, in his mid-20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. The woman was described as Hispanic, in her 20s, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds with a thin build.

Hayes said a white SUV that police earlier had referred to as a vehicle of interest had been found via license plate images, and the vehicle and its driver had been ruled out as having had any involvement in the incident.

He said the victim and suspect did not know one another, and their dispute originated in the parking lot. He declined to reveal details of the dispute, citing concerns about jeopardizing the ongoing investigation.

The family of a man beaten in a parking lot fight at Dodger Stadium early Saturday morning has retained acclaimed civil rights and personal injury attorney Carl Douglas of Douglas / Hicks Law, APC.  

Reyna allegedly got into a verbal dispute with another man that turned physical sometime after midnight Saturday following the Dodgers game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reyna was punched once by another man and fell to the ground. Christel Reyna said her husband sustained a skull fracture and was left on life support. 

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Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband as he was leaving the stadium and heard a woman and a man arguing with him. She said she heard a crack and then her husband started moaning.

Police said they are investigating the encounter as an assault. No arrests have been made.

The Dodgers released a statement saying the team was cooperating with police.

The incident recalled an attack on opening day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011, which left fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. Two men, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, ultimately pleaded guilty to beating Stow and were sent to federal prison. They were also ordered to pay a share of the $18 million judgment against the Dodgers.

The 2011 beating drew national attention and led to increased security at the stadium.

Some Dodger fans are calling for increased stadium parking lot security.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to cover Mr. Reyna's medical expenses.